Farm Update

Hi all!
I know for most of you the weather is not an everyday concern and probably most don’t pay that much attention to it, but here on the farm where it’s pretty important, man it’s been weird!  Now Summer’s here!!!  Yahoo.  Except we’re still trying to get spring stuff planted.  We’re probably a couple of weeks behind where we should be.  Asparagus had popped its first little heads about a week ago, but then more cold and it stopped.  It really hasn’t moved for a week.  I’m sure today and the predicted temp for tomorrow will kick it in gear.
We have planted broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, lettuces, beets, carrots, turnips, curly kale, swiss chard, arugula, radishes, bok choi, scallions, spring onions, spinach, and leeks.  Tomorrow we start with the snap peas, snow peas, pea tendrils and shoots, sweet onions, red Russian kale, lacinato-toscano-dinosaur kale, fava beans and more to come!
Our first batch of chicks arrive early next week. You can join our chicken CSA to save on our delicious chicken.  Details on our website www.rousedalefarm.com
The next School of Crops session will be next Thursday to help you with your own garden.  We will be touring much of the farm and be discussing planting techniques and the reasons we do what we do.  The cost is $15.  Please let us know if you plan on attending by noon Wednesday 4/16.
Please join me Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Jarrettsville library as we talk about America’s food system and eating locally and supporting local farmers and why.
I want to thank our farmhands Tina, Gavin, and Matt who have really been working hard as we try to catch up and get things in the ground.
Vicky, who has taken over the beekeeping duties, installed two new hives of honey bees today.  As I was working on our raised beds, a couple of the new bees showed up to see what I was doing.  I asked them how they liked their new place?  They said they loved it but I needed a shower.  Gotta go….

Locally Yours
Steve
steve@rousedalefarm.com

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