At long last, I think there will be seeds in the ground this week. Winter just wouldn't let go, but I think the ground is finally going to dry out enough to till up and plant. Megan has been analyzing and strategizing with the seed packages so long that the other day I told her she might have the seeds worn out before they even get in the ground.
Last week, I was commenting on how much it would cost just to buy cover crop seed for a 2 acre field that is ready for crops, but no plan in place for this year. Before it was over, we decided it would be cheaper just to plant two more acres of winter squash. Go Big or Go Home seems to be our motto.
When we went out the week before last to get soil samples, we found a row of carrots that had been hiding under the barley last fall, so Megan dug them up and washed them off, and we sold a dozen bags of Spring Carrots. We plan to work the rest into our trial batch of Carrot Kraut this week.
It rained most of the weekend, but today the sun is out and the wind is drying out the fields. Wednesday we will pick up the soybean meal fertilizer, and by Friday we hope to have the ground ready for seeds. Can't Wait!
This has been the longest winter I remember in a while, but it has been a busy and productive one. We moved my office from 74 Main Street to 330 New Limerick Road the last week in December, and occupied our new space here at Six Point Farm. The room dedicated for my office ended up also being our food processing room, and it is nowhere near big enough. Bob headed home when the cold weather started, but not before helping us to get the building weather tight with overhead doors, wiring, and a finished space with heat and plumbing for our office. I have had a busy winter with my engineering projects, and Megan has picked up the slack and accomplished an amazing amount of work over the last few months. In addition to learning how to run all the office software, she has:
So things are moving rapidly towards an incredible summer, and I can't wait to see how it all pans out. Bob says he plans to come back for another round of construction this year, so things will be busy. I feel like this dream is really taking shape, but I need to point out that if Six Point Farm succeeds, it will only be due to the help I've had from many friends and family members that have made it come true, including, but not limited to:
I'm sure there are more to add to the list, but you get the picture. This whole endeavor has been a joint effort in moving Six Point Farm from the status of Virtual Farm to that of Actual Farm. Things are looking up and moving fast! Spring is here!