Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What have your farmers been up to?

 Preparing vegetable fields for planting...

Compost delivery! We can use more compost than we can make/generate on our farm. We purchase this compost from Earth Farms in Gaston County, NC. www.earthfarms.com
We won't have to shovel this compost. Yes that is a tractor trailer dump truck. Amazing.
Truck spreading compost across the vegetable fields. We're aiming for a 3/4 inch layer across 3 acres.
Nice dark soil after the compost is spread.
Raised beds are prepared for planting

Lots of baby vegetables.

 January and February were filled with wintry days and nights. We hauled hot water to make sure the animals had thawed water to drink. 

The sheep and chickens are back on pasture. The sheep don't want any more hay. We feed hay from January to early April. About 12-16 weeks each year. We'd much prefer the animals to harvest their own food on the pasture instead of us hauling the hay to their barn.
In memory of Anatasia....we'll miss your fluffy feathers! Anatasia was a silkie bantam.  

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