Early May: Wild Weather, lots of Planting, and a NEW EMPLOYEE!
17 May 2012
Although early May brought nearly 4 inches of rain in a week, the sunshine allowed us to work up more beds this week and put hundreds of plants into the ground. We are thankful that the sunshine finally dried things up enough to transplant onions, peppers, eggplants, herbs, flowers, sweet corn, cucumbers, lettuce, celery...the list goes on. Soon, tomatoes will go out followed by melons and winter squash. The fields look great, and the little plants are happy.
Belle the Belgian Cross
Every farmer is burdened by weeds, and the weeds love the rain and grow rapidly in the warmth. However, we are lucky to have a new employee to help us out: a Belgian Cross named Belle. Last season, we cultivated with Belle at Common Harvest Farm. She was passed on to us this week, and we are proud to call ourselves a mixed power farm: using a tractor for tillage and bed preparation and Belle for cultivation. View the slideshow below for more photos of Belle and the farm.