From a quick review of our website blog. It looks like we only posted once last spring. I guess that tells you something about how busy life gets once harvest season starts! We are going to try to do a bit better this season.
We are back at it after a fall and winter off. Chantee and I returned a few weeks ago from a 5 month trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And we are home with a baby on board! (not born yet). We are waiting until approximately May 8 and peak asparagus season for that :)
It is cold outside, but we have the heat mats full of sprouting seeds and baby plants. We are also gearing up for an early planting season with a new caterpillar tunnel. Another one will go up in the next few weeks. They are a lower cost solution for season extension than traditional high tunnels and greenhouses. We are hoping to have a greater variety of produce earlier this year. Other new items for this season: Strawberries! Last fall, we put in 1000 strawberry plants for our CSA members! We are looking forward to a good season. CSA Registration is now open! Sign up early!
For those of you that are interested in our day to day and week to week farm happenings, we will be posting regularly on Instagram (follow us by our user name: Fishersproduce and #fishersproduce) We also have a log of pictures from our mission work in the Congo on Instagram as well. For more stories from the Congo, we posted several on our personal blog site.
Luke & Chantee
The little green heads are pushing up through the dirt, and my heart is smiling. I love working with living things, from the sturdy little tomato seedlings to the bottle-fed lambs that follow my footsteps all over the farm!
As the days grow longer and the plants grow taller, we look forward to (soon) providing fresh produce for your tables once more. In the meanwhile, enjoy the pictures of the progress. :) More pictures can be viewed at our personal blog.
I treasure this simple life, which brings us closer together and closer to God.
“And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest.” Psalm 107:37
We have two new high tunnels here at the farm! The past weeks have been busy ones getting them ready, but we are excited about all the growing opportunity they provide.
This is one of the high tunnels getting covered in plastic. We tried to pick a day that wasn't too windy we may have missed, the plastic got a little hard to hold down.
Elisa is transporting the transplants! The new high tunnel will house onions that we started in our smaller hoop house.
Here is the high tunnel all set up and getting planted in onions.
We are gearing up for spring in spite of the cold and wetness! We started our first tomato seeds in the greenhouse last week. I saw the first ones sprouting this morning. On Friday we were able to get 200 lbs of potatoes planted before the rain started. I also got some lettuce, beet, carrot, chard and spinach seed into the ground before it got too wet. It rained all night last night and much of today, so no field work again for some time. I will have to content myself with planting into plug trays...
We assembled our new (new to us, at least) mechanical transplanter this morning. Interesting contraption... We have this crazy plan to start some early sweet corn in the greenhouse and transplant it out and soon as weather permits in march. If successful we could be roasting corn by memorial day! Will keep you posted on the progress :)
Seeds started today: