definitely in the air. The winter has been quite mild with a few brief
angry spurts, but is looks like the bees were right on.
The maple syrup season started on
February 6, and the first boil was February 17. The greenhouses are
filling up fast and we just finished the 2015 harvest of Ghost and
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers, a full seven month harvest.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
sign ups are moving very well. All of our seeds are in and many are
already started. We will offer over 30 types of tomatoes this season.
Of particular note is our “Micro Tom” tomato which is a tiny tomato for
in home window sills and our “Yellow Peardrops” grown in hanging baskets
for late May harvest. I will also have a wide array of peppers,
eggplant, squash, beans, and peas as our South Farm comes into full
Our animals have all wintered quite
well, but as calving begins we are amazed by the audacity of the packs
of coyotes coming right up to the barn. We are trying everything
possible to drive them off. Baby chicks will arrive monthly starting in
March, and the turkeys arrive June 29.
My store is open every Saturday and
Sunday from 9 – 5 and will return to a seven day schedule April 1 (no
fooling). April will find us busy planting 350 apple trees and 2,500
Christmas trees. The crew will be getting our hay fields ready for
summer baling to keep our grass-fed herd happy. Please pass with care
as we move our equipment around Southington. Lately, we have as many as
five tractors on the road at one time.
Please stop by and visit. I
appreciate being able to supply you with locally grown meats,
vegetables, and fruit of superior quality. The very same food our
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