What a backward spring! We are all ready to go, waiting for the weather to warm up to let us out on the land! Ken and the apprentices have drug out and serviced our equipment. Earlier in the week Ken was able to do a bit of “snow ploughing” with our Suffolk horses in the field, because the ground was thawed under the snow, but this morning the snow is gone and the ground is frozen again! I feel like we are horses chomping at the bit waiting to get on the land! However, we are getting a lot of odd jobs done and it is important to have things in place so that when the window does open we are ready to take off running. Hopefully, we will be able to do some more ploughing this afternoon. Four of our five hoop houses are up and planted we have one more ready for its new plastic and then we will plant it. Once things warm up the everything should come along quickly.
Last Saturday we hosted an Ecological Farmers of Ontario composting workshop. Ken taught the course and we have some pictures courtesy of EFO staff member, Emily Hansen.
CSA member Chantelle Diachina sent some pictures along that she took during the CSA season last year. It’s nice to see the beautiful flowers, herbs and aray of popcorn in her pictures from the 2013 CSA season. It gives me confidence that warm weather will come and we will again have a bountiful harvest to share with our CSA members. We still have some shares available for the 2014 season.