Saturday, May 30, 2009

The last week of May

In the greenhouse, lettuce arugula and other greens have been selling well.

The newest residents at the farm, purebred hampshire pigs taking an afternoon nap.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 18 to 24

Onions and beans are the first outside vegetable crop of the season

Meanwhile in the greenhouse

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The second week of May

The latest additions to our livestock collection

Drilling maple logs for shittake mushrooms

Inoculating the logs

Now we have to wait a year to see if it worked!

Fixing one of the pig troughs. The holes in the bottom are where the welds tore away, they broke them twice. The trough is made from an old culvert cut in half its tricky to weld...

So I decided some reinforcement was needed. The chief supervisor is inspecting my handiwork

Monday was a big day for the sheep... Before shearing (above)

After, enjoying their summer coats. Sorry no pictures of the shearing process, I was busy helping hold uncooperative sheep.

The fleece pile for the most part they were pretty clean.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First week of May

Pigs exploring their new home.

View looking back from the tractor seat breaking sod.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Site of this years out side gardens

Spring (aka mud season) on the farm