Pups

Some of you may know we have two Australian Shepherds. We bred them recently and have been enjoying the pups

now for 5 weeks. It’s like having kids all over again! 5 of them. Lots of sleepless nights!

Rain & Wet

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a little rainy and wet around here.  We had high hopes of planting in the field Friday night but that was quickly dashed away when Keith starting sinking in his boots.  We had been soaking our spinach seeds and we needed to figure out a way to get those seeds in the field.

Because of space constraints in our larger greenhouse (30′ x 72′) we decided to use our smaller greenhouse (15′ x 48′).  In there, we planted broccoli, eggplant and peppers, all planted this past week.  In our larger greenhouse, we put in our tomato plants and some peppers.  We also seeded some cucumbers in there too.  We’ve been harvesting spinach for a while now.  Very, very soon will be radishes and soon will be lettuce mix.  Our new bed of spinach is looking very nice and with the weather forecast in the 70’s this week, hopefully, we will be picking these new beds.

So back to the soaking seeds dilemna.  Keith had the great idea of planting in the raise beds that we already have out there.  Last year those raised beds had plastic on them and contained zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers.  So we quickly readied the beds and planted away.  One bed of beets, one bed of carrots, one bed of spinach and that last bed containing lettuce mix, radishes, turnips and arugula.

Needless to say, a very productive evening last night getting this done.  Very happy for the extra daylight as we started late and finished before the sunset.

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CSA Sign Ups Ending Soon…

OK folks, if you’ve procrastinated and put it off, now is the time to pick a CSA.  Yep there are tons out there.  How do you decide?  Our CSA is a bit different from the standard ones out there.  A little bit about ours:

  • We are stewards of the soil.  We feed the soil what it is lacking:  calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, rock dust, fish.  We do not use chemicals.  We call ourselves a step above organic because we are.  We are better than organic.
  • Our CSA is free choice.  You pick what you want each week.
  • Your upfront payment acts as a credit card.  You have this money to spend on the products you decide you want each week.
  • We split our CSA into 4 – five week sessions.  You can just do 1 session, 2, 3 or all of them.  You can skip a week or two.
  • We have a large size and a small size.  You can mix and match.  Again, you decide what you get and you control your spending.  When you run out of money, you are done, or you can continue by paying each week.

For more information about us.  Check out our website here.  To order your CSA, go here.  Sign ups end May 1, 2018.

We look forward to providing you and your family with great nutritious vegetables throughout the summer.  Michelle and Keith