Saturday, March 12, 2011

2010/2011 Winter Share, Basket #6

March 12, 2011 newsletter

This week's basket:
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard

This week's farm news:

Happy almost spring y'all! It's been a very wet couple of weeks since we were last here. We have had flood after flood after flood - fortunately no major ones though!

Spring seems to be springing just a wee bit early this year. The grass is greening up, daffodils are blooming all over the place, the red maples are in full bloom. However, we are still hesitant to proceed in the gardens as it is is actually spring! Our instincts are telling us that we're going to have at least one more round of cold - winter's last hoorah! So, we've not done much actual work out in the garden yet (plus, it's been too wet to do anything even if we wanted to!) But our greenhouse is quickly filling up with little plants... Lettuce, spinach, broccoli, beets, Swiss chard, even a round of early tomatoes which we're going to experiment with planting in our high tunnel! That should be fun & exciting! Our first intern will be arriving on the farm in just 8 days! So things are rolling right along here. We'll be back with y'all in about a month with lots of eggs and asparagus! Until then, happy spring!

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