Saturday, March 28, 2009


Lambs, calves, piglets, chicks, seeds, taters, seedlings, open the greenhouse, close the greenhouse, fence building, building out buildings... and on and on....

It's busy, but wonderful. I apologize for being less than regular on this blog. So I've made up my mind to carve out a few minutes each day to blog. I've got lots of things I want to talk about.

Stay tuned. . .

Garden Work Shareholders meeting

On Wednesday, evening we had our first garden work shareholders meeting. We are very happy to have all the folks working at the farm this year. It looks like we will all be learning from one another. What fun!

We still have a few openings for workshare and regular share CSA members. So if you've been holding off or thought it was too late, just fill out the application on our website or give us a call.

Dot & Brian

Of wooly boogers and DIY shearing

Our shetlands need a haircut!
This year we decided we would do the job ourselves. We read books, asked advice and bought a pair of shears.
So now we're ready to do the deed. Next week, Brian and I will round up the sheep, put down a piece of plywood to keep the wool clean and go at it.
This is definitely going to be an adventure... I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

Early morning surprizes

I looked out the window and counted the sheep as I sipped a cup of hot tea this morning. 1,2,3,...9,10, 11. Okay all the adults accounted for. Babies, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Six! Black Beulah had a pretty little black lamb some time between dark and breakfast time.

So far this year all of the lambs are black with varying degrees of white on their heads. Zarah's twins have been dubbed: Stinky and Flower by my friend, Jessica's children. It fits these two are always up to mischief.

They will wait until Yeti, the biggest of the highland cows, has her head down eating. In that moment when she isn't paying attention Stinky or Flower will butt her on the head then they both run like crazy to hide behind their mommy.

They really are little stinkers!

Of lettuces and onions and other promises

Well so far we have lettuce and spinach up in the garden under a floating row cover. The sun room is full of flats with tiny onion, leek, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, tomato, and pepper plants. It's really crowded in there!

Brian and I have been working feverishly to get the greenhouse finished. As soon as it's up and sealed we can move most of the seedlings in there.