Welp, I've been joking with the folks who have been helping with the move to the farm saying, "This doesn't feel much like farming!" It seems like all we have been doing is moving lots of furniture and boxes of our stuff. I haven't been able to do much field work because of the move. One thing that the move has made us realize that WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF.
However, due to the help of some incredible family and friends, we're in the farm house! We moved in this past weekend. We are all adjusting to the new environment. Em and I are frustrated by living out of boxes and not knowing exactly where everything is. The kids are seemingly oblivious to the frustration and are loving their new home and farm.
The greenhouse is built and just needs to be covered with plastic. Then our flats will have a home.
Here are a few things we have ready to transplant into the field or that have been recently direct seeded: cabbage (3 varieties), lettuce (same), chard, spinach, beets, carrots, peas, fava beans, lettuce mix, spicy greens mix, scallions, red onions, etc...
Last night I was seeding flats until after dark: escarole, endive, savoy cabbage, bok choi, tatsoi, 4 varieties of lettuce, etc...
Almost all of our peppers and tomatoes have been transplanted into cell flats and are bulking up for transplanting into the field in a few weeks.
So lots of change for the farm and for us as a family. We are really excited about growing all of this food and sharing it with our community and families.
We have no suitable internet connection at the farm so if postings are sporatic, we are working on getting set up.