What a fine weekend it was on the farm! We transplanted and seeded absolutely everything that needed to get in, which amazingly was followed up by a 1.8" rain. More fencing was finished and stakes put in - I love seeing this structure being added to the field. Now we have many heights, hues, seedlings and plants (and weeds).
|Awesome tomato transplants are in the field|
(aka farmer selfie).
|Mason bee house in the orchard.|
|Apple blossom, on the right is the "king blossom".|
|A view from the road. Many apple trees blooming and|
one tall, lone pear tree.
|Now that's a pregnant sow!|
|John, our farmer mentor Ben and Brooke.|
|Mason bee homes for farm members.|
|Glaskins Perpetual rhubarb, first season of harvest.|
|Sparkle strawberries, in their first season of production.|
|From left to right you can see: a corner of the|
asparagus bed, strawberries, snap peas and
two plantings of wax beans.
|The garlic and shallots are growing by leaps an bounds.|
|The first squash went in last |
weekend - acorn (pictured) and zucchini.
|An early cabbage gaining size.|
|The lettuce bed, with four plantings of lettuce|
already in the ground.
|Why hello carrots! It's lovely to see you again.|
|One of two onion beds, with shell and snow peas in the background.|
|Tomatoes! Getting the tomatoes in the ground is always so thrilling.|
John and I disagreed about what is the best smelling plant
to transplant - he went with tomatoes and I went with basil.
|2014 apple tree grafts are starting to "break bud". They spend one|
year in this nursery bed, before moving to their permanent locations.
|Sign in the garage. We use the back door a lot.|
•Tentative start dates for CSA and Farm Share deliveries are June 16/18 - the first pre-season newsletter has gone out; another will follow to confirm the start date.
•Farmers' Market begins July 5th.
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