April Photo Journal Report

Wally’s Field

We planted alfalfa, wheat, and mammoth red clover yesterday before the sun went down- just in time for a nice soaking from the next days of rain. Soon it will sprout and be a blanket of green! Nick is smoothing out the wheat seed in the grain drill(left phot0. Alfalfa seed in grain drill (right photo). This is the first planting that we planted on our new home farm! The soil will love it.

        

Vegetable Fields

The couple week have been great for drying out the soil. The winter rye cover crop that we planted last fall is making the fields look green! (pic below) The vegetable field is still to wet to work with the tractors. Our test to see if the fields are ready to work – pick up a hand full of soils and squeeze and if it stays clumped up in a ball it is still to wet to work (see photo below)….but it is close! Garlic and Rhubarb is poking it head out of the ground!

        

Greenhouse

Seedlings in the greenhouse are ready to get out into the fields. Still seeding weekly rounds of head lettuce, succession planting of kohlrabi, Swiss chard, and . We are starting to re-pot peppers, tomatoes and eggplant into larger cell trays!  The  seed trays are letting us know that winter is over.

       

 

Lambing in Barn

Happy mothers and babies in the barn. Most of births take place in early morning hours, rise and shine…all the new life. A lot of little boy rams this time around!
    

Shop Tune-ups

Getting the super C tuned up. We moved around the tractor tires for our bedding system! Getting greasy in the machine shop. The biggest learning curve for us on the farm- tractor engines and everything related, but we are getting it all worked out. Field ready! Our old sugar beet seeder is getting set up for three rows per bed.

Mark your Calender for Scheduled Farm Events

Saturday, May 17 Member May Social! On Farm Come meet the Farmers and get a tour of your farm! See the tractors, lambs greenhouse, and  find transplants for purchase. 9:00am to 12:00pm. We would love to meet you talk about the season up ahead. If you have any questions you would like to ask us in person this is a great time. There will be lambs to visit and see, we will give you a tour of the field and greenhouse to! We look forward to sharing the adventure in growing food. You are making the local food movement happen! Come for a part of it or make a day of it. Saturday, May 31, 2014Member Work Day/Potluck-Picnic- On Farm – 10:00am till 1:00pm ( Farm work/Lunch)

Bring a lunch, and blanket to picnic with others! Field work Starts at 9:00am, Lunch around noon. Bring good work shoes, garden gloves, and proper attire for the weather. Note weather permitting.

Thursdays in May- Transplant Sale Buffalo Online Farmers Market 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Stay tuned for more info.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 Member Work Day/Potluck Picnic- On Farm – 10:00am till 1:00pm ( Farm work/Lunch)Bring a lunch, and blanket to picnic with others! Field work Starts at 9:00am, Lunch around noon. Bring good work shoes, garden gloves, and proper attire for the weather. Note weather permitting.

Saturday, June 26, 2014 Member Work Day/Potluck PicnicOn Farm – 10:00am till 1:00pm ( Farm work/Lunch) Bring a lunch, and blanket to picnic with others! Field work Starts at 9:00am, Lunch around noon. Bring good work shoes, garden gloves, and proper attire for the weather. Note weather permitting.

Sunday July, 27, 2014 Farm Beginnings Tour Date- Organized by Land Stewardship Project- Time of Day TBA

Saturday, August 23, 2014 Member Work Day/Picnic at the Farm! 10:00am till 1:00pm ( Farm work/Lunch)Bring a lunch, and blanket to picnic with others! Field work Starts at 9:00am, Lunch around noon. Bring good work shoes, garden gloves, and proper attire for the weather. Note weather permitting.

Sunday, Sept 26, 2014- Member Fall Social- Time TBA

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