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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update -- Who's That on the Cover?!

Posted 2/9/2018 6:52pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!

Hey!  I recognize that guy on the cover!  Golly!

Yep, we have finally made it to the cover of a national publication.  No, it's not Rolling Stone (now I've got that Dr. Hook song running through my head!) but it is Country Folks Grower, a national farmer-to-farmer publication based in New York State.  We got an email in November from one of their writers asking if she could do a feature article on the farm.  Her editor had gotten a list of agritourism farms in NC from the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and thought we sounded interesting.  And so it began.


We did an extensive phone interview and then pulled some photos together.   A big thanks to Mary Jac Brennan and Steve Howell to getting some photos of the two of us (we don't have very many of those...!)  And we waited.  Finally yesterday a package arrived in the mail -- it was a laminated copy of the cover along with the article and two copies of the magazine!  In case you are interested, you can read the article here.  

Ok, so back to our normal stuff!

The greenhouse is definitely the center of farm activity these days.  We outgrew the "inner sanctum" that we originally created in order to contain heated space -- too many seed trays!  So we expanded the area to include about 3/4 of the greenhouse -- but by having a ceiling, we are able to keep the expensive heated air where we want it instead of having it rise 10 feet to the roof.  Take a look and see what's going on there! 

       

More and more trays have been seeded and we are just getting started.  We are trying to start more plants indoors and then transplant them.  We have read where several farms have had success with transplanting snap peas for an earlier crop so we are giving that a try.  Today we got those seeds in the trays!

It's good to have this space to work in -- especially with as much rain as we have had recently.  We got about 1.25 inches on Wednesday.  We are hoping that the forecast for over 2 inches this weekend and early next week doesn't materialize.  The soil is pretty waterlogged.  It's going to take a long time for things to dry out enough to get in the fields as it is....  

That'll do it for us this week.  There are so many celebration opportunities this coming week, it's enough to make your head spin!  It starts off today with National Pizza Day which you can enjoy while you are watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 23rd Winter Olympics.  Then next week on Fat Tuesday you can laisse les bons temps rouler for Mardi Gras. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is also the same day as Valentine's Day!  Oh the choices!

Be good, stay dry and we'll talk next week!

Cheryl & Ray

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