The garlic is in the ground growing little roots in the dark under it's blanket of straw. The tulips and daffodils are in the ground growing their little roots in the dark, no blanket needed.
The anemones are up and out of the ground ready to be dried and stored in the cool attic to wait out the cold of winter.
And the hen huts are lined up in their cabin-to-barn corridor with their snow covers on and wind anchors in place!
The farms ready! I'm ready! Bring on winter!
All those little holes house 1 garlic clove. These are the little ones that I planted close together for springtime green garlic, like scallions or green onions but garlic instead because garlic is better are the little cloves won't make big bulbs AND who can wait until late summer for all that garlic!
This was the 'experimental' future grain/fruit tree plot that was tilled this last spring and then tarped. On the left was a clear tarp used for solarization (the idea that it heats up super duper hot and essentially sterilizes the soil). On the right was a black tarp used for occultation (warming the soil for seed germination but then they don't get any sunlight so they die). I wasn't sure solarization would work in my cold valley since it relies solely on heat. Annnnd I was right. Looks like I'll be pulling some weeds next spring!
The anemones, looking sad and frozen. They don't mind some freeze but not a full winters! So I plunged my trowel into the soil (the top inch was frozen solid) and pried their corms up!
I'll trim and dry them before storing them in their dormant state for winter and hope that the freeze wasn't too much for them to handle!
The Rainbow Hut crew is back and in order!
It's a multi-day job to roll the huts and runs into place, cover, anchor, and electrify so they can provide a little comfort to the hens while they dream of grass and grubs.
Just a few more runs to cover today and all the wires and lights and heaters to organize and plug in!
Tying down the covered runs means getting to crisscross a lot of baling twine and making a lot of knots! As baling twine is one of her favorite things, I was lucky that Hella only discovered my activities until I was on the last hut, still she had to inspect the line to make sure it was all to her satisfaction!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at Libby this Friday from 12-1230pm!
I'll be at Troy this Friday from 1-130pm!
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.