Monday, March 29, 2010

Out with the old....

2009 financial books that is! Yeah, I finished the books on Friday! Now, to get started on 2010 and do a little bit weekly to keep it manageable - a goal that we will succed in this year!

Approximately 1500 onion seeds are busily germinating, but not peeking at us yet. Last year was the first we started onion from seed (in addition to sets, which was always what we used - but are not available organically) and we were very pleased with the quality of the onions. They are actually quite easy to grow from seed, but take up a lot of room! This is the year we plan to finally get a greenhouse, though, so we should have more room for our "grow op" as Gary has dubbed it (I'll include a pic when there is actually something growing). I'm a bit later getting some things started compared to last year, but I felt I had to get the books off my mind before I could focus on anything else. Next to be planted: more onions, leeks, peppers and tomatoes!

Well, our early, beautiful spring weather seems to be taking a break - but, wow, the snow has really disappeared! The kids have their bikes out and are loving it!

Hope all is well in everyone's world!

Monday, March 22, 2010

And we begin!

Well, this is all very new to me. I thought it was about time to embrace the world of blogging! Since we don't have a website yet, I thought it would be a way for friends, family, and people who support our certified organic market garden products know what life is like here on our farm.

On the market side of our farm, we are happy to announce that we will be offering a limited number of CSA shares for the 2010 growing season. The share cost is $400 for 20 weeks. Thanks to Kerry & Julie McKenna for being our first share owners:)!

March Break is over and spring has sprung! The amazing weather we've been having have stirred up those feelings of wanting to grow things again! The winter break from planting, weeding, harvesting and preserving certainly does wonders. It won't be long 'till we're back at it. I love seeing those first signs of green peeking out in the garden!

One of the March Break activities - cleaning out the hen house!

I'll try my best to keep up with this blog. Hope all is well with everyone!