We have had two draft horse workshops this April. During the first, our new apprentices joined in as an introduction to working with the draft horses. The second just finished today. Everyone was a good sport about carrying on despite the rain and cold. Ken searched for a field that was dry enough to plough today and managed to find a spot for the workshop participants to try ploughing. In the meantime, we have been transplanting in the greenhouse and managed to do the early garden seeding outside and cover it with row cover before the rain started. We are waiting for a break from the wind to put up the plastic on our third hoop house. Next week we have two more hoop houses to move and plant. It was encouraging to me today to peek under the row cover in hoop house number one and see that the spinach has germinated. It feels like a real leap of faith this year to believe that warm weather will come and the plants will grow.

Three Teams Ploughing During our First Workshop

Three Teams Ploughing During our First Workshop  Р Photo credit: Sheri Fleischauer

Workshop Participant Ploughing With our Team of Suffolk Punch Draft Horses

Workshop Participant Ploughing With our Team of Suffolk Punch Draft Horses – Photo Credit: Charlotte Scott

April 11 - 13 Workshop Participants

April 11 – 13 Workshop Participants – Photo credit: Grayden Laing

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