It's a new beginning for The Farmers Market at Libby. The market has been in a process of revitalization and reorganization in the hopes to bring new vendors, increase community involvement, and just make it better. Seeing everyone's hard work come together on opening day will be fantastic!
Also, a special Mother's Day market at Troy on Friday. Stop in and pick up something special for your someone special!
On the farm, spring has fully arrived with new leaves opening on the aspens and the larch greening up. Planting and bed prep is in full swing and take precedence over other projects. Frost still looms nightly, so covering and uncovering frost fabric on beds, bring flats into the house/greenhouse, and draining irrigation is a daily chore.
With the warm days the tulips are budding and all the early Narcissa have opened with the later ones soon to follow.
The greenhouse is still full of flats, but the tomato beds are finally getting filled and the soil is warming up for them to go in in the next week or so.
My Dad is making good progress with building the cold room in the back of the barn. It will be super insulated to keep all the veggies, flowers, and eggs cool in the summer and I am going to experiment with heating it in winter to grow microgreens and plant starts. It will be much easier than using a corner of my attic!
Some of the hens enjoying an evening snack of wheat berries and sunflowers. Since this part of the pasture isn't the greatest grass, I am using the natural digging & scratching habits of the hens to help me remove a lot of it (the roots are still under there though) so I can follow with seed mix. Note their matching hen saddles to protect their feather from the rooster!
What's available this weekend?