|Posted by sycamorevalleyfarm on January 5, 2011 at 7:42 PM|
I am excited about this new season. This year we are doing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), hopefully getting an Egg Handling permit, expanding our chicken flock by at least 100 and participating in an ATTRA study.
December was spent going through seed catalogs and drawing up a garden plan. I also started researching the option of a cow share for a milk cow (most likely for 2012). Seeds have been ordered and are on their way here. Only about a week before I will start some seeds indoors, next month the onions will be planted, and potatoes in March. We are planning on lots of varieties of lettuce, new (to us) varieties of beans, kale, peppers, tomatoes, 3 types of potatoes, 2 types of garlic, melons, squashes, and many more things I'm forgetting.
So far this in this new year our farm has thankfully avoided a tornado and unfortunately lost our oldest gaurdian dog, Rain. Later this month we will be ordering 100 new pullets and our newest girls should start to lay in February. The fencing project for our new, larger poultry pasture is making slow progress. Our egg room is so close to being done that it's almost frusterating. At least I am never bored.
The hens are starting to pick up production which means we will be attending more winter markets. My goal for this year is to have more to offer at the winter market.
Thanks again to all of you who have made our farm successful and supported us, we look forward to see you all this coming season.