Prepping for Market Season!
It may be months away but it is also just around the corner. Spring and summer tends to arrive fast for the unprepared farmer!
The first seeds got sown last week! The main seeding frenzy won't begin until February but I try to spread it out a little so I don't get behind.
Some more home projects got finished as soon the only thing I do inside will be sleeping (even though I do wanna try a night or two in a tent in the field this summer just so I can feel what it's like to be a head of lettuce or a larkspur bloom waiting for the warming sun to clear the usual frost)
The trailer is getting some more work to make it a lean, mean veggie, flower, and egg delivering machine!
And there are a few new greens available during the winter season to check out below (and online as well as at the Pop Up/Drop Off this Friday!)
Also, all my tidying and clearing out of unused things in the yard sale has made me itching to clear out more stuff! (I know I said that last batch was the end lol, best laid plans and all!) So next week look for the special stuff that feels almost anachronistic for me to part with like some acrylic yarns and fancy fabrics! I'm still working on my weaving and craftwork but I prefer to work with natural fibers and the acrylics were mainly around for me to practice and learn. I've been staring at them long enough without doing anything with them so they should go to those who will turn them into something beautiful!
They get to sit in the relative warmth under the lights. When I check for those wonderful first signs of germination, I give them a little pep talk and I hope that sitting next to their bigger cousins of over-wintering perennials that didn't get planted this fall helps them see into their futures and dream of the wonderful plants they will become!
The saying goes 'to get your ducks in a row' but it seems the hens are much better at lining up than those quackers!
The Dragon Wagon is getting some upgrades! I got a start on building some shelves along the side to hold and corral many buckets of flowers and bouquets for those weekly trips to the farmers markets and florists. Hella had my back and was my lookout while I was measuring and installing. It's easy for her to get up but to get down she usually jumps on my head, literally. She meows as a 'heads up' though so I guess I'm the well-trained one!
I've had some requests to grow your fav shoots and greens in winter, so this is the first week that the Pea Shoots (left) and Sunflower Shoots (right) are available.
Also, the Basil Microgreens will be making a comeback with regular basil to start this week!
The pea shoots taste just like eating a fresh sweet pea pod and the sunflower shoots are crunchy and nutty! They should be a great addition to your wintertime meals along with the more dainty micrgreens you already know!
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!
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I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.