Monday, May 19, 2014
Getting it All Done
This was truly a weekend of getting it all done. Early Saturday B was able to take in a round of golf with friends while I went to yoga, and then we were off to soccer. Once home we spent the afternoon, early evening and most of Sunday, except for soccer game time, working on farm projects.
The early season beds are doing beautifully. Spring onions, radishes, kale, bok choi, kohlrabi, spinach and asparagus are all in various stages of growth, soon to be in our first farm bags. We are able to eat fresh thinnings with our meals. The lettuces, chickpeas, peas, beets, carrots, flower sprouts and chard are all poking their heads through loving the sunshine. The rhubarb appears to be abundant and I made an amazing rhubarb upside-down cake last night... and well, uh, am eating some for breakfast too!
The tomatoes, eggplant, leeks & more onions are in the basement grow room, looking robust and ready to be transplanted this week!
The ducklings had their first venture outside and loved the grass. I can't wait to hear when their voices begin to change from cheeps to quacks. With this new experience, they are so different from chickens already, and are 3 times the size of the chicks that we got at the same time.
We painted the re-worked chicken tractor and it is almost ready to be the night-time haven for our free-range meat birds.
We also cooked out and had our first meal of the season on the porch. Not too shabby. How was your weekend?