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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for January 25, 2019 -- Coming Attractions!

Posted 1/27/2019 5:17pm by Cheryl.

 Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!

Is it a good thing to have ice in your rain gauge?!  The thermometer has been doing quite the gymnastics routine this week -- from 15 to 55.  From howling winds and driving rains to dense fog.  But putting on our optimist hat, we are finding some real advantages to the lower temps -- particularly when it comes to working in the pasture.  Frozen ground means that you don't sink to your knees in mud!

Frozen ground also means that we can clear our big "poop pile" without getting a truck or tractor stuck in the mud.  This morning, Jonny and Ray were rocking it getting a pile that was w-a-y past due to be moved.  While Mia supervised (of course!)

When we're not outside, we are either in the greenhouse or in the office planning for the season.  Jonny has been a grow-bag-making machine this week. We are trying to have all of the 165 grow bags ready to go for cucumbers and tomatoes in the next week or so.

 

 We definitely have something to look forward to with our greenhouse growing.  We are down to just 3 tomato plants (our private stock) but look at this beauty we harvested yesterday!

Office work is a dominant feature of a farmer's life in the winter.  We are planning our seed and equipment orders as well as making detailed crop plans by variety.  This year we are trying out a new tool that can hopefully help us do a better job of keeping all of the balls in the air.  More on that later.

Another key part of our planning is to set our calendar of on-farm events.  Having visitors come to the farm is one of our favorite things to do!  We are blessed with a beautiful piece of land in a great location and we love to share this with you.  So grab your calendar and a pen and jot down some of the things we have planned in 2019:

March 16          Bluebird House Building Workshop
March 30          Ginger & Turmeric Growing Workshop
April 14             Plant Sale
April 19             Plant Sale
April 28             Plant Sale and Growing Brambles at Home Workshop
June 2               Northern Triad Farm Tour
September 8     Growing Fall Veggies & Season Extension
September 15    Fall Plant Sale
October 13        Garlic Workshop
November 30    Small Business Saturday Holiday Market

It's a mix of new things and old favorites!  We'll definitely be adding pick-your-own events along with some other new activities to check out on the farm.  Watch this space for more information as we get closer to each event.

   

That's all the news for this week.  Bundle up for the next cold snap (and be thankful for frozen pastures!).

And keep dreaming of warmer days ahead.  Only 54 days until the First Day of Spring!

 

Until next week,

Cheryl & Ray

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