Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mulch Mountain

As promised...

The mode of transport......

The in-progress result.....

 The mighty,



We had a guy come and grind up several bales of corn stalks to use as mulch in the garden.  We are surrounded by corn fields, and we are all about being local.... Local mulch...

And now I am off to lay more of it....   Wanna help???    ........please? 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Farm update

Things have been crazy busy around here.  I know I have been a bad blogger by not updating this for a month.  I will try to do better.... I promise ;)

OK.... so what has been keeping me so busy you ask?

We have gotten a batch of baby ducks....
This picture is a couple of weeks old and the ducks are now as tall as me ;)

We have have several farm visits lately... Local friends and family as well as a few visitors from India.  Here I am getting help moving one of the Chicken tractors from two of the coolest nephews a guys could ask for.

Orchid you ask?.... Nope, this is a snow pea blossom.  I think they are absolutely gorgeous.  

.... and the plants are covered with them.... YEAH!!!!! snow peas for EVERYONE!!!!!

The kohlrabi is growing nicely.  
We were able to deliver a couple small ones to our full shares last week. If you were lucky enough to get one, let me know if you liked it.

The cabbage is coming along nicely as well.  This is a small variety that should be really good.  I have not grown it before, but I have high hopes.

So as you can see the garden is in full swing.  We have a lot of weeding to do and a lot of mulch to lay out.  I also need to get a couple more plantings of various veggies planted this weekend.  I am hoping to post another blog post with some up-to-date duck pictures as well as show you this GIANT mountain of ground-up corn stalks we have to use as mulch.  If anyone wants to come help lay some mulch or weed, I would be very grateful... We would feed you.... I might even be able to convince our CSA customer and long-time friend, Abby, to cook for you.  She made a quiche for us that used our chard... It was PHENOMENAL!!!   I really mean it.. I wanted to eat the whole thing all at once.

Well I had better get going.... the mulch is not going to lay itself.... seriously, If you want to come help...  You know you want to...