Wind, Hail, Snow, Oh My!
Wind, hail, snow and sunshine, welcome to March!! It is always amazing to have such micro-bursts throughout the day, and you can literally feel the winter and spring fighting for consideration. At the farm we love it as it keeps us on our toes, alert and happy that even the cold, raw rain can give way to lovely, sweet, spring warmth.
At the beginning of the week we were hit with a late winter snow, putting a halt on our last remaining kales. We are now in earnest getting ready for soil mix to be delivered, and the seeding machine will soon be whirling again in the barn. Lifting the remains of black plastic out of the fields, we are cleaning everything up to prepare for tilling and disking in the coming month.
Schools are starting to call for spring visits and there is an exhilaration that we are upon another growing season. What will we do different, and how will we improve on the many things that we do well? These are the important finishing pieces we have to formulate in the next month and start applying.
This year we will not do potatoes, as last year’s crop was too difficult and yield was extremely low. Our wet Carnation Valley is difficult ground for potatoes even when we rotate and the weather cooperates.
We will, however, be doing Feast on The Farm again July 19th, so look to buy tickets for this wonderful foodie experience to raise money in partnership with Stewardship Partners and all of our Salmon Safe practices. Tickets available in late April.
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