Plastic, Potatoes, and a Mantis

Hey Folks!

We’ve got that feeling on the farm.  That excited feeling that it is about to begin…I know the weather is a little crazy and that wind could knock a person down. But my calendar says that in the next week or so the greenhouse will be full!

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We’ve already got things planted in the high tunnels and just a few trays in the greenhouse. We’ve begun working in the field. The first bit of plastic mulch was laid and hopefully more will be out soon.

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The mantis (orange tractor that kind of looks like a praying mantis) is being tested for its success at knocking down weeds.  No weeds yet, but its still March 🙂

The first 1,000 pounds of potatoes were delivered – and unloaded by hand.  Onions will be here in about a week and a half or two.  All of this tells me that I will soon be sweating in the heat and fondly remembering this cold weather!

 

Catch up time!

Each year, we give thanks for the winter, which gives a little break from the dawn til dusk pace of the farm. And each winter, we anxiously await the dawn of spring.  Well, it’s almost spring and we are picking up the pace on the farm!

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In the next few weeks, we will update the blog.  I always love the winter question – “what do you do?”  Ordering seed, analyzing crops, making plans and fixing as much as we can keeps us busy through the end of the year. In January, we take a deep breath and in February it all begins again!

By this time of year, part of the crew has started back with us.  Deliveries are a daily (sometimes many times a day) occurrence.  Planting has begun.  Equipment gets inspected and overhauled.  And we begin the blog again 🙂

We are excited to say that the CSA is open for sign up and we already have several signups in!  We have 3 locations this year: Farm, Seward – Winter Wonderland, and Lincoln – Schillingbridge Cork and Tap.  If you are interested in hosting a second Lincoln location, let me know.

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For now, you’ve been updated!  More to come soon…. including yummy veggies!