February in Louisiana has been interesting, to say the least. As I'm writing this, Kade is sleeping in his bed dreaming of his "snow day" tomorrow, even though all we got was rain. That's kind of the way things work around here, I've learned. You never know what the weather's going to do.
As for our crops, up until the first ice storm in January, we had all kinds of vegetables still coming out of the gardens. Carrots, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beets and radishes, to name a few. We had plenty of these crops to feed our family well until around mid January. The ice storm pretty much put an end to the gardens, but our hoop house is still producing enough greens to give our family a salad with our dinner several nights a week! This has been wonderful, and I think I'm now spoiled. I won't know what to do when we can't go out and pick greens for a fresh salad.
The seed room in the barn is going strong! We have cold weather crops coming up like crazy, and a few warm weather crops started as well. Another round of seeds go in this Sunday. We'll be moving the cold weather crops to the green house in the front to get them ready to be planted in the ground!!
The great thing about Louisiana weather is that the growing season can really go all year, with a few adjustments. We hope to be adding a high tunnel to the field behind the barn for next season to extend our growing season to the max!! Can't wait to share it with you.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )