While the eastern part of the US is experiencing terrible winter storms this week, we've been quite warm here- up to 70 today!
You can bet that we are taking advantage of this beautiful weather!!
Dave and some helpers finished the greenhouse. We don't expect this weather to last, and even if it does, night-time temps are still below freezing.
Katie's rabbits are multiplying like...well, rabbits!
These sweet little daffs are always the first ones up every year. More varieties are breaking ground (no picture of that, sorry!)
Finally, the peppers and eggplants are starting to make their appearance- Whooo-hooo!
With a goal of sharing our fun farm adventures once a week with thousands of my closest friends, I hereby declare that I intend to blog once per week in 2016. Since I'm already several weeks behind, have high hopes, but low expectations!
Our favorite milk cow, Elsie gave birth to a beautiful heifer 2 weeks ago, and we are flowing with milk (and honey too, actually, but not from the cow!).
Dave and several helpers have been working on rebuilding our greenhouse as time allows. We hope to have it done very soon.
Tomato, peppers, and eggplants have been started, but no germination yet. These are for our own use as well as for our plant sales this spring.
The weather has been so nice in the last week! Since we anticipate a very busy spring season, we've all agreed to try to get as much done in the winter as we possibly can, so weeding and applying a heavy layer of wood mulch is being done slowly now instead of in the spring. This garden is ready to go. This spot is one of our tropical beds. It will be full of bananas, elephant ears, caladiums and various other tropical- type plants in late spring (they are slower to show up). Meanwhile, it is a perfect place to plant garlic! The garlic will be harvested when other plants will start to compete for space.
Planted tomato and pepper plants.
Carrots are popping up everywhere. Radishes look nice and healthy.
So are cannas, and lillies
All of my wintersown seeds are getting potted up and moved out.
Things sure are looking like spring!
A blanket of hay mulch!
Remember those bulbs I was talking about in our February podcast?
I had gotten these from Mary's Garden Patch. They grew great- I just kept forgetting to updateeveryone!
Here they are in all of their glory. You'll notice that I tied them with a ribbon. Paperwhites tend to flop over without some support.
They are lovely flowers. I will warn you- Paperwhites are listed as "malodorous" for a reason. I kept checking to see who needed a diaper change every time I walked by them! They ended up outside by the time they were in full bloom. While the flower is beautiful, and a welcome addition in the middle of the cold season, Paperwhites are outdoor only flowers for me!
Setting out onions:
Starting a few trays of seeds:
My little lettuce and spinach patch. I am doing succession planting in this bed.
The Pac Choy in the herb spiral looks great for late January!
New beds going in for 2013. These beds are located behind the herb spiral.
Garlic planted in between the roses.