Moving animals

After last week's rain, the drainages are flowing. Large puddles appeared in all the low spots, but most of the water has been absorbed by now, just in time for the next storm! As the soil is already saturated, there will be even more puddles after the coming rain. It is lovely to have water running through the farm again.

Today we are getting spaces ready in 3 different barns for all the animals. It is a bit of a puzzle to find a place for everyone. While they would all be fine outside during the storm, they could damage the pastures. We will bring everyone in and feed hay. It will be curious to see when the pastures will be ready for them again.

Last week we were able to clean up all the equipment and put most of it away in the barns. We also organized the walk in and the dry storage. We even found some time to weed whack around the barns. Now that everything is tidy, our minds are clear and we can dive into the office work and planning for next season. 

The farm is open this Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm. For sale we will have:

  • Beets
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Purple and Fingerling Potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Rutabagas
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

The chard, collards, and kale will be freshly harvested and the rest has been previously harvested and stored. When we are growing year round next year, we hope and will plan to be able to offer even more diversity.