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Baby Chicks and Tomatoes

Posted 4/9/2017 8:09am by Lettuce Boy Farm.

Seems like the older I get, the faster time flies!  It's already the second week of spring and I don't feel ready!

So what's been going on around the farm this spring?  As usual, I have too many projects, all vying for my time and mental energies.  So far, the new mobile egg house is winning out.  We are trying to get it finished as soon as possible so that we can get the hens moved out of their winter accommodations and onto the pastures.  It's where they want to be anyway!

We're also taking a second stab at trying grow our own chicken feed this year.  Last year's experiment kind of worked, but the grains weren't balanced enough.  The peas in the mix did not do well because we got it in a little too late and the peas are one of the main sources of protein for the birds.  This year, we are getting the seed sooner and its looks like next week may actually be dry enough to plant!!

The greenhouse is filling up too.  The cherry tomatoes, kale, broccoli, lettuce, swiss chard, peppers, leeks, etc. are off to a fine start.  In a week or so, tomatoes will be transplanted into the hoop houses and the lettuces along with them.  Seed starting is a weekly occurrence now.  My mom (Paula) does most of the seeding.  Bless her!  It can get to be quit a job to keep up with the schedule especially in the spring, so having her here to help me with seeding frees me up to make sure other tasks are being accomplished around the farm.

About those other projects......


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