Spring is slowly arriving and it brings with it the lovely seasonal creek (and partially overflowing river on the far edge of the field) that runs right in between my main building and the growing plots.
The resident white tails are returning as the grass greens up and the wild plants sprout in the field. The cats are enjoying the bright (and warm) lights that help the seed starts get a jump on the lingering cold outside. A few more weeks and the flats full of tender, tiny seedlings will begin migrating to the Dragon Dome to absorb the sunshine and temperature swings that will define their lives on the little frosty farm.
Oliver (somewhat unsuccessfully renamed Raja) is beginning his outdoor training in earnest as the hens get used to not just 1 but 2 (and eventually 4) furry friends that might prowl around them occasionally.
I am gearing up for a March 18th online store update that will be filled with farm-saved seeds, dried flower bouquets, and newly packaged (and hopefully more convenient) Dragon's Balm.
In the meantime, you can continue to pick up fresh microgreens at the Farm to Market Store in Libby with a new delivery mid-morning on Saturdays. The hens have also started to lay again and the egg cartons are piling up! I don't currently have a set-in-stone delivery method for them but as I deliver the greens on Saturdays I can also deliver eggs that same day and approximate time each week, if you are interested reply to this email and I'll work on setting up a regular meetup location.
Oliver is learning the ropes of being around (but not terrorizing) the hens. He doesn't stray much further than the porch or the woodshed so I don't have to worry about him wandering too far
With all the rain and melt, the seasonal stream is nearly a river. When you live in a nearly flat field the decisions of where buildings go it determined by micro-topography and so far, I've chosen well!
The perennials were waiting under the snow and are quickly taking it's melt to their advantage. At top is the Nettles patch. Mid Left is the Lupines. They are green when first year sprouts from seed but are a deep red in their first growth in later years. Mid Right is the Chamomile. Lower Left is the wonderful Comfrey and Lower Right is one of many mounds of Foxglove getting ready to send up their biennial flower stalks
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
Find the Veggies & Flowers at the Amish Farm to Market Store in Libby!
Order online starting March 18th for local pickup or ship of Seeds, Crafts, & Botanicals!
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.