Newly built bunkhouse stairs

The bunkhouse stairs are built and installed! They are made from wood from the family woodlot. The beauty of real wood is always impressive. Ken has worked hard to take the rough lumber and turn it into a work of art. He is now working on the upstairs bedroom floor. We hope to have it ready for the first apprentices when they arrive on March 24th and it looks like we will make the grade. Devan Penny, a former apprentice, came for a short visit and got right in on the action fitting the doorjamb of walnut with Ken!

Ken and Devan Penny Installing doorjamb

Truely free range chicken enjoying spring snow drops

The chickens are really enjoying the warm weather. Around 20 chickens have wintered over and are starting to lay eggs again. We have ordered another 30 ready to lay pullets to arrive in mid-May. The plan is to fence the field that is just north of the house and have it be our chicken pasture. We’ll see if we have better luck with that.

The greenhouse is up and running with the wood stove in place. The first transplants have been started. I always enjoy greenhouse work in the early spring. Applications keep arriving daily. We still have some shares available for the 2010 season.
An application can be downloaded from the CSA page of this website.