It feels great to be getting things going on the farm this season, although it has been a slow start due to the long, cold winter that we had. The low temperatures and wet weather has delayed moving our greenhouse to a new location. We've actually decided to split it back into two separate cold tunnels and we'll rotate our laying hens through them in the winter months.
We welcomed two heifers onto the farm on April 7. They perk up when we call to them, "cowwweeeee!", and appreciate the apples and carrots we bring to them. We're looking forward to start rotational grazing with them -- as soon as the pasture is ready!
That same weekend, we undertook a huge farm cleanup with the help of 10 people. It was incredible to see equipment moved to where it needed to be, freezers moved to a space that is more energy efficient for them, and a large trailer load of items taken to the dump.
A friend also took a camper off the farm to salvage the fridge and heater for his van. After some pondering, though, he has decided to refinish the camper for his family to use. We're so happy it's found a new home.
With a bit of a break from the rain, we're weeding the garlic before mulching and hopefully we can get seeding in the field soon!
Photo credit: Martín Bustamante