Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Vegetables Are Planted

Hello everyone,

I know that I am a little behind schedule but we all know it will work out. Since I am a novice at vegetable gardening I always plant all sorts of vegetables like beets, sweet pepper, chard, gourds, cucumbers, onions, arugula, watermelon just to name a few ;-) I love planting and watching for the sprouts to burst through the soil. The true essence of nature at work.

New Addition To Our Farm

I know you are saying, "again". Well, this family love animals and we especially like animals that people don't want anymore. So I would like to introduce to you our Pure New Zealands (two white ones) and our Dutch and New Zealand mix rabbits. Yes, I typed it RABBITS. Now I know you would love this addition to your family as well. All soft and cuddly, the perfect pet. Our purpose for adding these beautiful rabbits are for our children visitors that don't like large animals such as sheep, goats, and dogs but prefer a smaller animal. The rabbit is the perfect match for that youngster.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

February Lambs

We are progressing everyday here on the farm. We have two new lambs born in the month of February. If the births are similar to last year we will have some more in March on into April. So I would like for everyone to see the beautiful lambs.

Baby Chicks Have Arrived

We have new baby chicks on the farm. So our numbers are increasing before long we will have enough laying hens to produce enough eggs to share. So stay tune for the announcement to pick up your carton of eggs at a whole food grocery near you.

Youth Garden Workshop

Hello fellow bloggers,

It has been awhile since I have given information about the farm. Well, I was really hibernating now I am coming out of the warm house to the warmth of the outside to get to work. Of course, I had to work in the cccccooooollllddd weather this winter but I am so glad to see the sunny days. Our Spring Break Youth Garden Workshop was a hit with all ages. We had a ball learning how to market our produce from our garden and also learning to turn that produce, fruit, and herbs into a value-added product. Then we went to work on our Lasagna Garden which is basically composting in a bed.
1. Newspapers/Cardboard to suppress the weeds.
2. Food scraps from your kitchen but no meat products.
3. Leaves, grass clippings, mulch.
4. Composted manure
5. Soil from the area if needed to cover up excess food scraps.
I am looking forward to doing this on a continuous basis during the spring and summer so give me a call if you would like for me to do a workshop for your youth.