After yet another crazy busy weekend it was finally back to the fields yesterday. April and May are the time of year when the planning and practice of farming come together. I feel that I excel at planning but even with that getting everything in the ground at the right time can be a brain twister. I will have to slow down a bit here I think but will still try to give frequent updates.
The children had a great time playing in the cover crop next to us. There were forts and playgrounds and battlefields and all sorts of stuff. I found a tick on my clothes. Proeun said, “I didn’t worry about ticks when I was little.” I replied, “I’m glad they don’t, I’ll do that.” No ticks on anyone else that evening.
At lunch time Two said, “this is the best day ever, just being outside spending time with family and eating.” It made my heart sing. Later in the day Proeun sent Two and Avril to go get water. It was quite the adventure for them and one we will laugh about for years to come.
We planted our onion transplants and direct seeded carrots. Later this week beets and spinach (probably) will go in the ground. This is such an exciting time of year!
I’m not sure if this was a self protrait or not but the kids were having fun with the camera while we worked the field.
Proeun conserving water for the bunching onions.
The hit of the day. The farm manager where we rent and his wife got 24 chickens they are raising for eggs. The kids really really wanted to ask if we could buy some but unfortunately we are maxed out on our city permit. Guess more chickens will have to wait for the big move. I can’t wait.