Thursday, March 26, 2009

Onion Planting!

Super big thanks to Janice for coming out in the cold yesterday to help us plant onions and scallions. Leeks were still a bit small, so we'll let them chill (warm?) out in the greenhouse a while longer.

Elliot came out to the field with us, dressed in a super fleecy body suit, and lasted about 20 minutes before Dad took him back inside. So his first trip to the field wasn't a whopping success, but it was cold, so we understand.

In the next week or so we'll be direct seeding lettuce and greens. I am getting so hungry for real food!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Things are moving along

Yesterday was a super productive day on the farm. We got Elliot in his icoo stroller (thanks Auntie Nina and Uncle Devin!) and rolled him out to the greenhouse, where he actually took a little nap! Mom got half a flat of lettuce spotted (moved into bigger flats) before he woke up.

Todd meanwhile prepared the field for some direct seeded veggies. Ryanne and Jay helped us plant peas, spinach, carrots and beets. Once the weather turns reasonably warm again, they should all be coming up! Mmm...can't wait for fresh veggies.

Coming up: Planting spring brassicas, like arugula, mizuna, and other greens; getting Swiss chard, kale, and Napa cabbage out to the field; starting tomatoes in the greenhouse. It's like summer is just around the corner!