Spring is upon us and I already noticed the days are lengthening. We are busy trying to get the new irrigation in the blueberry field. We are also moving the herb garden and Ryan will be using that area for hydroponics. Be sure to ask him about the project when you visit.
The Easter egg hunt and Mallow Harvest are scheduled for next Saturday, March 23. The Easter bunny will be here and there will be lots of eggs hidden. We have many new items in our farm store so be sure to check them out while you are here.
Romeo and Juliet (pictured above) are still in love. I have never seen two dogs so committed to each other. Notice they are holding paws. And by the way, don’t forget to check out our new lamb, S’more, now two weeks old.
Strawberries are starting to bloom. The plants are smaller this year but the berries will be every bit as tasty. Hope to see you soon.
Well, the month of February zipped by and I was busy learning new things. I attended meetings in Portland, Oregon, for twelve days getting updated on growing strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I also spent several days visiting other farms to look at their growing practices. It was a great learning experience!
Speaking of blueberries, the field is pruned and Ryan is trying to set up a new irrigation system. The voles have done extensive damage to the old system. We plan to include a way to frost protect the blueberries so we don’t loose any fruit on the cold spring nights.
We welcomed March with a new farm addition, a baby doll lamb born to Marshmallow. We are looking forward to many more animal babies as spring rolls in.
After two years of drought, our ponds were empty and we struggled to keep things watered. Over this past month, the rain and snow have restored the water and we are ready to enter the spring season.
We have been busy this month preparing for spring. The onions and most of the potatoes are planted. Five new rows of asparagus have been planted. Of course, it will take a year before we can pick any.
The blueberry field has been pruned and mulched. The blackberries are pruned and trellised. The fields look great! Field clean-up begins in the strawberries as soon as the weather clears.
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