Tonight's temperature is forecast to be in the low twenties. With Burlington Downtown Farmers' Market opening in one week and Three Farms CSA beginning in 3 weeks we couldn't take any chances with our crops and we've been preparing for a couple days to protect them tonight.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
How do we know it's Spring? Less snow, longer days, warmer weather and. . .
|Starts planted! Tatsoi, broccoli raab and baby pak choi.|
|Charlie on the tractor pulling the disc to turn over the winter barley and prepare the garden for planting.|
|.Lots of eggs!|
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|We were not expecting snow when we went out to begin morning chores today. Sometime after 5 a.m. it began coming down and is still falling. Only yesterday it was finally warm enough to melt the last batch of snow. Here we go again!|
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It didn't take the 5 Kunekune any time at all to adjust to their new home on pasture. They are enjoying the "salad bar" surrounding their Hawg Haus.
|Home with a bluebird house in the yard.|
|The Hawg Haus is equipped with a water storage tank and solar collector to charge the battery which provides the electricity for the fencing.|
|Chomp, chomp, yum!|
|The goats and dogs were fascinated by their new neighbors, but not for long.|
|Pig's eye view of the fine eating on this pasture.|
|Stepping out the door for the first time and eating with every step.|
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Kunekunes are here! Charlie drove to Virginia yesterday to collect our five pigs. Unlike other breeds of pig, Kunekune are vegetarian and can be raised on pasture without supplemental grain.
Monday, December 29, 2014
|After building the door, Charlie propped it in the doorway until he has time to attach the hinges.|