News From the Farm
March 12 2018
What a wet spring! A friend told me it rained all but 8 days in February and I believe it. About the time it starts to dry up it rains again. We are chomping at the bit to get into the field and get our greenhouse covered with plastic. Hopefully both will happen this week. The wind should dry it out and die down by Wednesday soo we can get the plastic on. Whish us luck we could be blown into the next county. We are also starting another farmers market just south of Ft. Payne on hwy. 11 on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ft. Payne Family Worship Center across from the iron fabricating place. Then we will be down at Wills Valley Family Medicine from 3:00 - 5:oo so folks on the other side of Sand Mtn will be getting some great clean food from your farmers in and around Sand Mtn. Come out and support us starting the first Tuesday in May. I will update if anything has changed between now and then. We have baby collards, green onions, kale, cilantro, garlic chives coming out of the garden now. Next Tuesday I will be at Wills Valley Family Medicine with veggies and eggs should be there. Come and see us.
May 7th 2018
We will be getting a tractor sometime this week, Yeah! Ours blew up last fall so we have had to borrow, ask friends to till for us. No bush hogging has been done so we are very ragged around the edges. The berry patch is definitely in a need of a hair cut. Looks like a big fall/winter project. We are going to get the hard water lines out to the fields this year. A rocket mass heater in the greenhouse this fall after the markets quit. All the high tunnels need to be recovered. The list goes on.
We do want to give everyone a big thank you for supporting us this winter.
We have a young man that is farming with us this year. Some much needed help for us older slower people. So we have expanded our vegetable production , and are doing another market. It has been a slow start to our season but we will be ramped up for the summer and hope to be producing a lot for the winter. So wish us luck with our plans and we will see you at market.