We are at that time of year where the weather can't decide whether it's springtime or still winter! But we are treating it like spring and the greenhouse is ready to be put into use in the next day or two. Soon I will be sowing the early seeds of onions, celery, celeriac, parsley, and artichokes. The warm greenhouse and the sun and soil always feel so great after a few months' respite.
We are thrilled to have sold all our available CSA shares early this year. It really does make a big difference knowing our marketing is looked after so that I can focus on the other pressing tasks at this time of year: taxes, organic certification renewal, and seeding! For anyone still looking for a CSA, many CSA farms in Guelph and Wellington County are expanding their offerings and still accepting members. Check them out!
In December, we were thrilled to welcome five Kune Kune pigs to our farm. Their birth and early days went smoothly and they are a treat to interact with. Pigs are very much like dogs with social personalities and individual attitudes. Unfortunately, we lost one of the five babies due to drowning. We found him in his mom's water dish, which should have been high enough that he couldn't get in. We are guessing that mom may have tipped him in when they were wrestling for the perfect piece of food. Despite this loss, we have been enjoying the antics and personalities of the little pigs.
As is usual at this time of year, we have LOTS of eggs, honey, and frozen chicken available. I will be doing a delivery to Guelph in the coming week or two. Watch for an order form in your inbox shortly. For those that live closer to our farm (Mount Forest, Conn, Arthur, etc.) you can come out to the farm to pickup an order. Or, we are happy to deliver orders of more than $100 to your door! Current Special: order 4 chickens and get a 5th free!
For regular farm updates, be sure to visit our facebook and Instagram pages. 2018 share members can expect an email with all the season's details in late May.