Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring and Seeds!

Yeah for Spring! I can't beleive it is finnally here! It has been such a long winter for us, filled with virus and illness after illness. I don't know what happened to us, but I am hoping that it will end with the change of seasons!

We spent a lot of time this weekend starting seeds out at the greenhouse. In all we probably started 500 or more seeds in little blocks of soil! Tomatos, lettuce, peppers, onions, strawberries, kohlrabi, cabbage... and more. It's a co-op of a few familes working together to feed ourselves for the season. We also started extra because we also planning on selling some tomato and pepper starts at the Farmer's Market.

Here's farmer Brian getting ready to mix some potting soil as our kids play in the toasty warm green house as our kids play on a blanket. It was 100 degrees in there! But it felt great!

Stay tuned to see these plants sprouting and growing!

Thank God for the sand pile! It keeps the kids busy like nothing else so that we can get some planting done. When they get bored with that, they chase after the chickens and ducks!

Lily and Bella got a chance to hold the first baby gossling that our friend Ethan hatched! So sweet! I am so excited that our kids have an opportunity to expierience all this!


Mama K said...

This has got to be so great for the kids!! They will get a sense of life and how it works by being around the process and being part of it. So cool! This is something I wished for my kids, too. They got it to some degree. It's a lot of work, but with the support you'll have together, I think it's going to be great!!

I hope to get out to the farm once in while myself, just to see the goings on even if I can't be as big a part as you all get to be.

very cool!

Sara said...

This weekend I was looking at ordering seeds this year for my herb garden. Not sure if I can do a great job starting seeds here in an apartment without grow lights, but I'm going to try.

Congrats on getting the farm started. Has to be so exciting!

Shari said...

I am sad that I missed out.
I can't wait to visit y'all on the farm.