Jesse and Nora single row cultivating with Gena
Nora and Jesse have been doing quite a bit of work with the horses this spring and I finally caught them in action with a single horse.  Working with a single horse is one of Jesse’s  favorite horse driving activities. It sure beats the rototiller in terms of enjoyment!

We are gearing up for the first pick-up on Tuesday, May 11.  Yesterday, we began the spring cleaning in the pick-up room, half of which serves as a wood shed during the winter months.  It always amazes me how much “stuff” accumulates in a temporarily unused space! Our planting of seeds in the greenhouse and outdoors continues at a great pace.  We tuck in the outdoor plantings with row cover to get them off to a good start.  There are a good stands of peas, spinach, beets and carrots already up and growing to provide our CSA with lots of produce in a few weeks.  In the meantime, the hoop houses will be supplementing our rhubarb and asparagus plantings with lettuce, radishes, green onions and even some Pac Choi.

Our big news is that we are purchasing a new stallion with another Suffolk breeder from Ontario. “Chester” will be coming to the farm sometime in July. Ken just couldn’t help himself from going back into the breeding of Suffolk draft horses. This means next year we should have some foals again…

Our CSA is full for the 2010 season. We begin our pick-ups next week Tuesday, May 11 and Saturday, May 15. Members can come to the farm on their chosen pick-up day any time between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. They need to bring their own containers to hold produce.