Monday, March 23, 2009

And Spring Came Early

Normally, I would hesitate to say that Spring has come early.....after all, this is Klamath Falls.  To be sure, we haven't seen the last snow fall of the year, but this time last year we still had two feet of white on the ground at the farm.  To have already sown sugar snap peas, spinach, and carrots outside lends great promise of having them for the first CSA delivery!   Already the garlic has remarkable vigor.  Don't we all feel like stretching our limbs after being long-suppressed by the weight of winter?

My sweetie and I leave this week on holiday.   I would tell you where, but it might make you jealous.  :)  We have been planning it for some time and are so excited!  With Darrin behind the lense, I know we will have wonderful visual documentation to share with you when we return in two weeks.  Just in time for the farm to shift into high gear!  A hard-earned last hurrah.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Farm is Under Way

Hard to believe seeded tomatoes in the beginning of March can become rich flavored 1.5 lb heirloom tomatoes come July, but that's what happens.  With the seeding of tomatoes, peppers, parsley, eggplant, basil, and kale, the 2009 growing season has officially started.  With the warm weather and lack of snow cover this year, we might even be able to plant carrots and peas on time this year for June delivery. 

The CSA is nearly full for the season, so look forward to seeing more regular postings as I update the blog with important information.  We are thrilled to have most of last year's members join us for another growing season, and are happy to welcome the newcomers.  It's going to be a great year!