Preparing for lift-off
Valentine's Day week is
when we often achieve the first rumblings of spring lift-off here on
the farm. Sure enough, taking the cover off the newly-seeded
lettuce quick hoop
just before a big rain resulted in sprouts the next day.
Meanwhile, my three
flats of onion seeds are starting to come up, so I've moved them to the
porch to capture sunlight on pretty days. Yes, this year I'm
going to be one of those overambitious gardeners who carries flats in
and out since she doesn't have enough growing space indoors.
Luckily, onion seedlings can take a light freeze, so they won't be too
Finally, there are the eggs
waiting to go in the incubator Thursday or Friday. I
was going to start my first round of chicks a little later this year,
but Sarah's letting me get in on her chick order to add some good
laying genetics to our flock, and I want my chicks to hatch when hers
Any signs of spring in
Our chicken waterer is the POOP-free alternative
to traditional, filthy waterers.
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