Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Progress

From SHF CSA


Lots of spring news. Things have been incredibly busy on the farm, and thus the dearth recent of posts. We've been busy putting up the hoop house pictured above. We've seeded a few crops in the house already. Monday we got the water plumbed to the new house and the end walls put up. We're hoping to have power soon and thus a bit of supplemental heat to start seedlings. In the meantime Sauvie Island Organics has been kind enough to allow us a little space in their unheated house for our earliest starts.

From SHF CSA


Our first crops are up out in the field. We seeded two beds to various mustards and lettuce two weeks ago and covered them with clear plastic to speed germination. In the photo you can see that the plastic wasn't long enough for the entire bed so the second half of the beds haven't germinated. They're up now though, and it's all covered with floating row cover to help speed it up. We'll see if we make our first potential harvest in April. There are also a few over wintered crops doing well.

From SHF CSA


I've cultivated the garlic and onions, and we also have some kale and collards which are starting to make raab. All of this and I'm trying to keep up with CSA sign ups, ordering supplies for the year and not fall too far behind on the record keeping. Adam has been out volunteering his time again this year, and that's been fun, taking a little pressure off. CSA shares are selling slowly and steadily but there are still quite a few left so if you're interested, or know folks who might be please let them know, and let us know. More news soon...

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