Firewood Ready for Splitting

Firewood Ready for Splitting

We are experiencing an early spring this year! However, we still need to wait for the land to dry out and there is rain in the forecast for next week. Ken has been itching to get starting on spring planting. He is trying to reduce the amount of ploughing and is more convinced than ever that cover crops and no-till are the way to go. Hauling out firewood and logs for sawing with the horses helps to get them into shape for spring work. This year Aaron helped with the logging and firewood hauling and began working with the draft horses at the same time. Our next winter firewood is ready for splitting and we have an increasing pile of lumber to mill. Hopefully we will be able to fit those jobs in around our spring work.

The greenhouse wood stove lit and little plants are springing up. It was fun to have four generations of my family seeding together when my mother showed up one afternoon for a visit. Having Della and Frances here certainly adds another dimension to activities around the farm.

Della Jane and Great-grandmother Jane Planting Sage

Della Jane and Great-grandmother Jane Planting Sage

Della Sifting Potting Soil

Della Sifting Potting Soil

Pac Choi Coming Up

Pac Choi Coming Up

Aaron Pulling out a Bunch of Fire Logs photo credit Jim Conrad

Aaron Pulling out a Bunch of Fire Logs photo credit Jim Conrad

Aaron Driving New Sleigh with Suffolk Punch Horses

Aaron Driving New Sleigh with Suffolk Punch Horses photo credit Jim Conrad

Aaron logging with Buttons and New Queen

Aaron logging with Buttons and New Queen photo credit Jim Conrad

Gwen pulling out a Log

Gwen pulling out a Log photo credit Jim Conrad

Gwen moving into position to pull Log; photo credit Jim Conrad

Gwen moving into position to pull Log; photo credit Jim Conrad