Today it seems we're getting both the March winds and the April showers. Good for the ground moisture I guess, but frustrating for a farmer who wants to be out in the sunshine planting...maybe tomorrow the clouds will break.
The animals are all cozied up in their homes watching the rain with the exception of a few intrepid lambs on the lookout for some nice juicy grass. I can hardly believe how big they're getting! Katahdins really are great sheep!
The goats are looking decidedly chunky and are ready to kid (have goat babies) between the end of the month and the middle of April.
We have a new queen and bees coming from Chile this week so expect pictures soon!
Gotta run and plant seedlings, also we're trying to put a poly cover on the greenhouse, in the rain and wind no less, I'll let you know how it goes!
John our son is out in the wet and cold converting his enormous blue bus into a cozy home for his family. I tell you, that takes dedication in weather like this when it's raining and the wind is whistling through the windows. I personally would rather sit back in front of the woodstove with a good book! The cat has the right idea, she's all curled up basking in the glow of the firelight.
We still have 8 full shares available for the 2010 growing season so please let us know if you're interested. I'll explain CSA shares in a future post.
Oh, we started a lacto-bacilli culture for making our own root beer (soda). Ours will actually be more like gingerale when we're done. The culture takes a week to grow and then the soda takes another 2 or 3 days to become carbonated after it's bottled. I'll let you know how it turns out.
We also have 2 chicks out of our incubator who are growing well under a heat lamp in our laundry room, one escaped today and was nearly eaten by the cat, at least that's the story the kids are telling. We parents are smart and slept in until 7 as it's Good Friday today and therefore a holiday.
We had a dream, like so many others before us, to live a simple and sustainable life on our own organic farm... so we drove from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, and we've been here nearly 6 years. We love life, learning, and sharing with others. Follow our adventures as we build a vibrant small family farm and work towards self-sufficiency using a combination of traditional methods, permaculture and original ideas.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I thought it was "March" winds....
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