Monday, April 12, 2010

Chickens in da house

Just wanted to let you know that the first batch of the meat chickens have arrived and the incredible edibles will be ready for the grill or freezer by mid June.  We will do a second batch this year to be ready in early September.  The all natural, free range birds can be purchased here or send us an email for delivery.  The cost this year should be around $2.99 per pound.

Spring Planting

It's been almost a month since the last update, I'll try to do better.  It's been very busy around the farm.  Most of the spring crops are in the ground and we'll be adding to them as we go through the next few weeks as we try to stagger plantings so every thing doesn't come all at once.  Beets, radishes, snow and sugar snap peas, onions, leeks, potatoes, spinach, salad greens, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, broccloi raab, kohlrabi, strawberries and, I'm sure I'm forgetting something, are all in.  The strawberries, that we planted last fall are growing gangbusters.  The blueberries, grapes and asparagus are all doing well too.  Ah, the asparagus....the asparagus is shooting up like crazy.  I don't think I have ever had asparagus cooked up fresh five minutes after picking. ..God  incredible!!!  Even bulkier shoots are tender as velvet. (I'm not sure how tender velvet actually is, but you get the picture)  It's the first year, by asparagus law that we are allowed to pick some, so I don't want to go to crazy, but it's really good.  A large area of crimson clover I planted last fall as a cover crop is growing well.  We can't wait to see the red blooms covering the field.  We hope the bees are appreciative.  Speaking of the bees,  all the colonies survived the winter and have been working hard these warm spring days.  Even when nothing was blooming on the farm, they were bringing pollen back from somewhere.  Standing by the hives you can see the saddlebags on their hind legs loaded with different colors.