Many of you remember having to get up early as children. One thing I remember about those days was the local farm report. It was usually on just before the Ralph Emory show that featured, among others, the Carl Tipton band and the chalk tossing weatherman, George Goldtrap. Never in those days would I have dreamed that I would be wishing for just such a program. A cup of coffee and a local farm news program might be what we need. Gigi and I have become total “Farm Geeks”! We get so excited seeing our seeds sprout, our plants bloom or our new chickens frolic around the Farm.
So our 2013 farm report promises to be filled with tons of exciting news. You should see our Garlic. Gigi and I planted over 2000 garlic cloves last October and they are huge. We will harvest the full bulbs in late summer. Vampires Beware! Our Spring planting has started, as Gigi has planted Broccoli, Cabbage, Onions, Lettuce, Swiss Chard and More. We have added some more Blackberries and Raspberries. We have also ordered but have not yet received two new berries. One is the Dewberry. Dewberries are similar to Blackberries but grow on a vine. We are so excited about growing Honey berries. Honey berries are a cousin to the Honey Suckle and produce tasty blue fruits that taste like Blueberries. Speaking of Blueberries, our bushes are just about to leaf out and blooms and fruit will quickly follow. In addition to our berries, we will shortly have Peaches, Pears and Plums. As you can see things are “Sweet” here at Sinking Creek Farms.
Our Chickens are growing and just about ready to go into their new coup and run. Our faithful dog Samson has proven to be quite the chicken hound. He is curious about the new chicks, but has accepted them and fancies himself their personal bodyguard. He can be seen and heard chasing away all passing hawks.
The grow room looks like a jungle and more seedlings are added almost daily. Hurry up Spring!!
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