Friday, February 19, 2010

Farm Misc

Since it has been a while since we've done this...some news of the farm.

EQIP Funds for High Tunnel

We have applied for funds under the federally funding EQIP program in order to get some cost share help on a high tunnel. Also known as a hoop house, the concept is to have an unheated greenhouse-like structure to extend the growing season. We are looking at a movable high tunnel to support our desire to rotate crops and integrate cover crops into the mix. We'll keep everyone posted if we are accepted into the program, etc.

New Boiler

It wasn't in the farm plan - but we have to get a new boiler for our house (water heat). Ah well, that's the way it goes. We're hopeful that this will be done in the next week. Our thanks to Tripoli Plumbing & Heating for all of their help on this.

Planting Season

It is time. Onions and leeks are due to go into trays this weekend or soon after. We're not sure we're ready for this...but that's the way we feel every year.

Seed Orders

Nearly complete on this front. This will be a nice thing to put behind us. There were several varieties that were not available this year, so we had to make some adjustments. But, that happens every year and we do just fine.

Organic Certification

Oy, is THAT deadline coming up too?

CSA Signup

We still have plenty of slots. Currently we are sitting at approximately 80 subscribers. We would like to end at 120. We are not terribly worried about reaching that number since many people are just now beginning to think about Spring and fresh produce.

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