Signs of spring abound - from this honey bee on our truck bed, to it staying lighter much later, to the flat of leek seeds recently planted, spring is definitely in the air. And boy are we busy...on all fronts.
|Sap was coming in a constant stream on warmer days|
The fire pit needs to be continuously stoked and we just picked up three more fifty gallon food grade barrels, as our old olive barrel/rain barrel developed leaks at the outlet valve.
Dave is re-building the John Deere "running gear" chassis and will soon be adding an oak frame and hemlock flooring and rails. Hay bales will function as seats for this "old school" wagon for farm tours and haunted hay rides (the boys are incredibly excited about these).
We also continue to search for the proper front end loader/bucket for the old Ferguson tractor we recently acquired.
A big project that is staring us in the face right now is the installation of our 100' x 28' high tunnel (greenhouse) that we received a grant for from the USDA. This will go down in our garden area and will require a lot of time and effort to install. We hope to attract a few helpers with a wood fired pizza party !
|A flat of leeks are the first to get planted|
Be well ...
Your Friends at Old School Farm
|Sodium grow light for seedlings in basement|
|The compost pile from the chicken coop is expanding|
|Junk run (to bottom of drive) - "free scrap metal" sign should save a run to the dump|
|Keep the "Farm Boss" saw sharp or the house gets cold fast (Kalamazoo wood stove in background)|
|The fire pit at night with maple sap steaming in kettle above (too dark to see)|