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Mar232012

spring has sprung.....

baby kale!We know spring came really early this year, and we should be a little concerned, but it is hard to be upset when the weather is so lovely! We have been busy doing all of those projects to get ready for spring that we thought we would do over the winter but never got to. We have also been preparing the garden for spring planting and watching the grass turn green. We will be able to get the cows out on pasture early this year, which is great for them and for us.

tomato seedlings

Little seedlings have started sprouting up in the cold frame, and I have already run out of room for all the things I want to plant. I am most excited about all of the varieties of tomatoes that have germinated. Though I am quite jealous of our friends in CA that have already set their tomato seedlings out in the ground, I am giddy with exitement anticipating our own summer bounty of tomatoes. The other exciting thing that I am experimenting with this season are sweet potatoes, which I planted whole in sand yesterday to get them to sprout little shoots, which will then be slipped off the main body and planted straight in the ground.

Given this past week's weather, and at the recommendation of trusty sources at MOFGA, we went ahead and planted some cold tolerant things in the garden- peas, spinach, arugula and even tried some beets and carrots. As the temps drop this weekend, they will all get covered with a fabric row cover which will help keep them from getting too cold. We are also happy to see our little garlic plants sprouting up out of the ground in the garden. I planted 6 hardneck varieties to see which do well and which we most like the flavor of. We will let you know what we find out! 

There are still a few spaces left in the CSA..... please help us spread the word to people who might be interested in some summer deliciousness from Winter Hill Farm!

hardneck garlic variety 'music'

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love the CSA cheese idea..
and..I NEED to tell you..
RESIZE the photos before you embed them on the blog page.
Right now, they take a VERY long time to load
and are HUGE dimensionally

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well, maybe not all are big size, a few

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