We’ve got a baby!
Clover Freya Scanlan was born on February 14 2012. She was 8lbs 14 oz, and 21 inches long. We’re especially happy and tired this month!
There is a break in the Douglass Loop Farmers’ Market from March 11 to April 13. Please, please, please call us if you’d like produce during that break. We’ll still be harvesting veggies, eggs and meat through the break, and need to keep our income going through the month. Just give us a call and we can work out a hand off.
Fresh Mutton Offering Starting Friday, 9th for 1 week.
Tom will be taking one of our rams to the processor this week, and to market on Saturday the 10th. If you’d like some, please let me know and I’ll set some aside for you. I’m hoping we sell out fresh. If we don’t we’ll have frozen mutton until we do sell out. If you’re part of the CSA, you can put this on your account, as well.
Seeds and onion sets
If you want seeds for anything we grow, or onion sets, request them at the market, and I’ll bring you some. If you’d like some seedlings of anything we grow, you can request them as well.
Some Soil Work Done
We had a nice dry 2 day period at the end of February, and Tom managed to get some soil work done. Early spring is difficult for planting on the farm. Too much rain can cause the Salt River to rise over half the fields. We avoid trouble be not planting below the 100 year flood mark before the spring rains pass. Tom got about 1/3 of an acre turned up above the flood levels. If it dries out again, we may be able to expand that to 1/2 an acre.
At the end of Fabruary, we put in the ground: 400′ of spinach, 120′ onion sets, 100′ kale, 100′ carrots, 75′ beets, 25′ turnips, 100′ mache, 200′ radish.
We’re still starting lots of seedlings and you can follow along using our planting schedule. If you’ve been thinking about joining our CSA, you can use that schedule to see what produce we’re growing and estimates on quantity and harvest dates.
Thanks for continuing to help us feed you. If you want to contribute to the growing process, come help Tom plant this month. The schedule will be loose and based on the weather, so stay in touch.
If you want to help us, but can’t make it out, please tell a friend or three about us. We’re continuing to offer a customer appreciation deal: if you recruit some customers for us, we will credit you for a percentage of their first purchase. Just make sure they give us your name, and you should check in with your name occasionally to see if you’ve got some credit.