The crops are growing and so are the weeds this week. Here’s a quick view of what’s growing on.
The pea plants germinating as well as many of the other crops. Look closely to see the fine hairs on the leaves. The morning dew help to make them stand out. The new plants are so fun and fascinating to look at.
A great team effort planting herb pots with a variety of herbs in each one. A culinary delight for the shareholders.
The broilers went outside this weekend. They are growing quickly and will be ready for market in a few weeks.
The rhubarb looked fantastic so we made rhubarb jam and some homemade bread to sample the jelly on. He did a great job in the kitchen!
It feels pretty good to have most of the crops planted. The few things such as garlic and sweet potatoes are not planted because they had not been shipped yet due to the growing zone we live in. We feel pretty happy with what was completed, and also that we received a nice rain on them this past week. Below are a few highlights – enjoy.
Sam’s turn running the tiller preparing the fields for the vine crops.
A lot of hard work was accomplished by these two this past week. They found ways to keep fun in with work.
We installed the pea fence and cucumber fences for those crops to climb up.
805 onions were planted by these two. A good way to practice math skills.
An experiment … planting different varieties of potatoes in each tire garden. As the potatoes grow, a tire will be added on top and more soil added. We have estimated how many pounds of potatoes will grow from these vertical tie gardens. Thank you to our friend Owen for helping us get these started. What’s your guess?
A double rainbow followed a quick rainstorm with 50 mph winds. A beautiful way to end the day and a good reminder that we are not in charge. Praying for a good growing season for every one.
We are so grateful for the good drying weather and beautiful days to be in the field. Below is a quick glance at last week.
Field work started this week. Everyone enjoys the opportunity to be on the tractor.
These boys planted 548 potatoes 4 varieties in 45 minutes to beat some rain. They are happy to have accomplished this task in record time without sacrificing quality outcomes.
Rhubarb emerged this week and is growing like crazy. I love the crinkly leaves and the blend of colors. We were able to enjoy a small rhubarb raspberry pie this week.
The broker chicks are growing fast. Now at 4 weeks old they are almost fully feathered.
The 4-H pigs arrived this week. The boys enjoy this project and learn so much from this opportunity. Thank you to Country Girls Showpigs for their help on this project.