Friday, April 24, 2009

I forgot the onions are almost all in, one variety to go and then we will be at 9,000 onions! The strawberries are planted all 500 plants in two hours, 3 years ago it took 2 days, the ground and weather have been very cooperative!
Carrots are seeded in the Franken garden. Potatoes, early, mid season and almost late season are planted in the Pasture Garden and the far west West Garden. The tunnels are full now, real full and taking off. The peas are up in two places outdoors, radishes, spinach, salad greens and more. Adrienne has done a wonderful job transplanting tomatoes from the speedling trays into 3 inch pots. She doesn't know it but the sweet peppers are next. That should give them room to grow till we see we are frost free during the first two weeks of May. Janna is planting brassicas and as soon as the trays are empty we refill them with potting mix and seed some more. All the germinating shelves are full. Pictures again soon.






Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We have been very busy. The key thing is that we feel good about yesterday. Janna and Madeline got 500 strawberry plants planted in 2 hours between 11 am and 1 pm! It rained the last half but not hard enough to make it muddy.

The tunnel crops are up and starting to good average to good. I will try get some pictures up soon. We also have outdoor peas in and up ( barely) and onions, radishes and other cool weather crops. Most of the big tiller tillage is done here.

The gilts are ready to go the Mike Hibmas to have their piglets, he is supposed to pick them up this week. They look like they will farrow soon.

Maxine had her calf the other day, I looked about 3 and looked like she had for 3 weeks, and then when I turned the tractor around in the field and look in her direction she was licking a calf about 5. The calf is a nice chocolate brown color, no white anywhere.

The first broiler chicks arrived two weeks ago and should be out on grass by Thursday!

John

Sunday, April 12, 2009