While we still have time this month for some non-farm past-times, we are hard at work updating our crop plan, ordering seeds, and brainstorming about the coming season. On the farm, the snow has melted and some of our fields are drying out. The cover crop is perking back up in the sun and occasional warm weather.
Our CSA is slowly filling up, but we still have plenty of memberships left. We're hoping to get everybody enrolled by March 1 so get those signups to us! 20 weeks of veg equals 20 weeks of health-tastic happiness! And we LOVE new members so spread the word to your veggie-loving friends!
AND OUR GARLIC IS POPPING! Yay! Garlic is such an exercise in faith. You throw the poor things in the ground right before it snows, whisper good luck, and then abandon them. Then you come back in the spring and frantically dig through the now wet and rotting straw mulch searching for the cloves, hoping for a sprout. And you usually find some! Thank goodness.
In other news, we have reluctantly decided to re-home our chickens. Though we love our feathery, silly dinosaurs, we've had major dog and owl predation issues and struggle to make our egg enterprise profitable. We've decided to take a break from the chicken business and sell our laying hens to smaller producers and home gardeners. If you or anyone you know are interested in buying some 10 month old hens in their laying prime, contact us asap because they're going fast! But we would rather sell our girls to folks that we know! Also let us know if you're interested in eggs (we still have a ton)!
Just a couple more weeks of planning, building, and buying before we hit the (hopefully dry) ground running in early March. And then it's seed, seed, seed, plant, plant, plant and go, go go!
Have a beautiful February and don't be a stranger!