The spring flowering bulbs and garlics are all planted. Most of the equipment has been cleaned, dried, and stored away from the sharp teeth of little rodents. And the construction of the many huts and runs to help keep all the feathered farm helpers warm and dry through winter has begun in earnest, starting with sealing and painting as much of the wood before it gets too cold for it to dry properly.
There is still some of this seasons garlic available, as well as plenty of the dried flower wreaths. They and I will be at the Fall Bounty Market in Troy on Friday from 330-630 as well as some of the other seasonal indoor markets, which ones are TBA.
A few of the young ducks have just started laying (!) soon there will be of good enough quality and quantity for the weekly Egg & Microgreen Delivery to begin (I'll send out all the deets on Facebook, Insta, email, etc once it starts up!) and by then the hens will have hopefully be done enough with their molting to start laying again.
As the season winds down and ends, these newsletters will become fewer and farther between as the farm work becomes more of a few larger projects to keep me going through the winter season and planning for the next!
The ever helpful Hella was a constant companion while drying the agribon (frost fabric), folding the wind break cloth, draining the hoses, and drying all the flats that will be filled with soils and seeds come early spring!
Part of prepping for spring is mowing down the spent crops before tilling and tarping to keep the beds weed-free and hopefully banish the pasture grasses for good! 'You shall not pass!' - what I imagine the tarps say to the weeds as they try to germinate
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at the Troy Farmers Market, this Friday from 330-630pm indoors at the Baptist Church!