|The high tunnel survives|
|Onions in the greenhouse|
|Lettuce to plant in the high tunnel|
Also in the field are our biennial and perennial crops. We have yet to see the over 3,000 bulbs of garlic we planted peak out of the straw mulch, but expect to see them soon. Our overwintered leeks have completely died back after many a sub-zero night. We shall see how they do. And in a month we expect to be pulling back the straw from the strawberry plants. If this is a normal year we will be picking them in less than three months.
The farm crew is beginning to take shape. Dustin Bergman will start his farm apprenticeship on March 31. We look forward to sharing our experience with the next generation of organic farmers. If you know of anyone wanting to learn the ropes, send them our way. We are still looking for a second apprentice. In the meantime, we've hired neighbors and friends, Linda and Jody, to work part-time with greenhouse and high tunnel work. We are still looking for a full-time employee but for now they are picking up the slack.
|Feeding oat seedlings to the hens (& 1 rooster)|
Winter is almost over. We won't miss the frigid temperatures, but we do enjoy seeing the signs of wildlife in the snow. Our farm is not just ours, but belongs to many creatures great and small.
|Wild birds hopping in circles|