Doughy had two babies this morning, both male. They are really adorable!!! This is Doughy's first time as a mother, and she's doing great!! Both Betty and Doughy are excellent mothers. We are very lucky. Betty's due any day as well!
Unfortunately, we don't need any more male goats, so we're hoping to sell them. If you know someone who may be interested, please have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's hoping for a couple girls from Betty!! :)
The 2013 CSA planning is in full swing!! Letters and applications will be going out to 2012 members in the next couple of days. .
If you would like to become a member of 47 Daisies CSA contact Harmony to get your name on the waiting list. Letters and applications will be going out to the waiting list in Mid-March. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis so don't miss your chance to reserve a spot. Spots are limited!!!
We will be hosting the third annual CSA meeting at the farm on March 23rd at 2pm (Rain date.. March 30th). This meeting goes over the details of our CSA and CSAs in general. We will also be conducting a full farm tour this day so come out and learn about the CSA model and check out what's going on at 47 Daisies. We will provide coffee and water, but please bring your own cup!! RSVP to harmony (email@example.com) if you are planning on attending.........children are welcome as long as they are supervised by an adult at all times!!!! No dogs please! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!!
If there are two tasks that I despise it is planting potatoes and planting strawberries!!!! I dread these tasks each year. I don't really know why because they aren't that difficult, but these farm tasks are my nemesis! On a positive note though, they are complete for another year!! 500 strawberry plants were planted in the high tunnel and the potatoes are in the ground! I am in the clear until next February and lets hope that these two crops repay the effort in bumper crops of juicy strawberries!!
Basil loves to pick flowers!!! If you've ever read the children's book "Ferdinand" basil is definitely our Ferdinand. It is a great time of year for this pastime as the garden paths are filled with the tiniest little flowers! It is quite beautiful if you take the time to look closely!!! Just watch out for those bumblebees or you will be carted off to Madrid!!!!
Today pumpkin gave birth to two baby lambs. The first was very weak but did try to make it. We brought it to the house to try to help but it didn't survive. The second lamb was stillborn. Sad day at 47 daisies! Pumpkin is taking it hard and is suffering silently.... We hope she will be okay
The first low tunnel was constructed in the garden today. These are a derivation of the hoop style row cover you may have seen out at 47 daisies in the past growing seasons. Instead of protecting only one row though.... These protect four rows or a four foot bed....awesome!! Lettuce mix, arugula and a double row of gold ball turnips are planted underneath!
150 pounds of potatoes went in the ground today!!!!! So exciting. Potatoes are one of my favorite things. I get really sad when we run out of potatoes for the year. This time of year I start thinking about all the things I'm going to make when the potatoes are ready; mashed potatoes, "fried" potatoes, potato salad with arugula, steamed potatoes with butter and herbs, oven fries, potato cakes, potato soup........
The list could go on and on!!!!
(Now I'm starving!!!!!)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )