Friday, April 23, 2010

The REAL beginning of Spring

Spring for us isn't necessarily the Equinox. We can wait around for weeks after the 'official' start of Spring just to get the tractors into the field. This last week was the true beginning of the season for us.

Mike and Patrick have been mowing, plowing, discing, and seeding all this week. Our bounty of transplants will go into the field next.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Helping hands from Local Schools

Kathy Jacobson brought another group of students out recently to cover bare roots, replant, and plant additional trees here at the farm. We were lucky to have a decent day, an excited and motivated group of students, and a healthy volume of apple cider. After carting wheelbarrow loads of soil down to the trees, and shoveling dirt around bare roots, everyone retired to the warm greenhouse to wash off the mud and eat some snacks.

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the farm!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Snow for April!

It's snowing. and not just the tiny rain/snow sprinkles that look sort of slushy. these big white flakes really mean it. they're already creating a dusting of white on the fields. the picture hardly does it justice.

Our hoops are temporarily coming down, to keep the high winds from destroying the plastic. Our fingers are crossed that the hoops themselves stay in place, and we'll be able to pull the plastic back over with little fanfare.