Thursday, February 19, 2009
Spring is in the air... Well, sort of.
Our new greenhouse is almost up and running, and in the meantime, we've got a few things started in the old one (which is already getting cramped!). We've started onions, leeks and scallions, as well as lettuce and Swiss chard. This week we'll be starting spring brassicas (cabbage, kale, kohlrabi). Pretty soon we'll be working the soil and direct seeding peas, beets and spinach.
The chickens are responding nicely to the longer days. We've got tons of eggs now, and our fridge is getting full. For anyone interested, you know how to contact us. The chickens also seem to be enjoying their days more. They're back to their bothersome selves around the greenhouses, getting underfoot in the new one and trying to lay eggs in the old one. Buffy, shown above, has started trying to lay eggs in the barn as well, so we have to check there everyday so we don't miss any eggs.
We're also trying to figure out how to get stuff done with a newborn. Mostly we take turns working outside, although it's mostly Todd doing everything at the moment. Katherine's pretty much nursing constantly (Elliot has quite the appetite). But she's getting the hang of baby wearing (actually typing this with Elliot in the Moby wrap). Soon we'll have him going everywhere with us. It will definitely be an interesting adventure farming with a babe!