(updated 03/27/20)

    –  The Veggie Stand is not yet opened…
…But here is what’s new

March Madness:  Even though the month appeared “normal” the first week, in a short amount of time the world changed with the COVID-19 invasion.  As in other times of disaster, we’ve seen and heard about good and bad behavior with their extremes.  And as in other times of disaster and concern, people are talking more about God, Faith, and relationships.  It is our hope that this insight continues even after the disease is in better control.  And it is with our hope, we continue to plan for the upcoming growing season.  We pray you enjoy blessings, too.  Stay safe.

(“Tomatillos,” new for us this year)

Early Plans:  The elevated beds will be planted with early season salad greens the last week of March or 1st of April; field produce seeds will be planted and grown in the mud room’s nursery the 1st week in April; potatoes will go in the ground the 1st week of April, too.

What’s New in Produce?  We will try growing Tomatillos in the fields this year.  They are great in salsas.  

(a closeup of the beautiful circle of daffodils in the back yard)

Spring Views:  The mild winter season eased into a beautiful Springtime.  Early spring flowers are everywhere and their routine is thankfully welcomed.  Birds are back looking for nesting places and the bluebirds seem to be eager to get down to raising young.  

(Boots, Daisy, and Doodle enjoy a beautiful Spring day in the back yard)

          The chickens are active and enjoying more visits to the pasture.  Egg-laying has increased but egg production is less than enjoyed other years.  The bantam clans soooooo enjoy daytime visits outside their chicken runs where all kinds of insect goodies and greens can be found.  They knew, during the cold days, these wonderful sunshiny days would come again.

 

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 The backyard chicken clans are crowing and clucking and acting like, well….chickens.

          Egg production  has picked up.  If interested in purchasing eggs, let us know and if we can’t accommodate you at once, we’ll be happy to place you on a waiting list.  (The old gray hens just ain’t what they used to be).

The price remains:
$2.00/doz.
also available in 1/2 doz. cartons for $1.00

A few Luffa sponges are available:
$1.50/ea. for regular size;
“mini” luffas are $ .25/ea.                      ~                              

Recently seen chicken humor–
Question:  Why did the chicken cross the road?
Possible answer from Colonel Sanders:   “I missed one?!”

“oh brother!”

If you want a smiler viewing chickens swinging on swings, check the videos at www.fowlplayproducts.com.

Bye, for now,
Eydie, Spouse of Farmer Tom