LIFE!! It's official, the first signs of living, carbon dioxide breathing life at the farm. It's always amazing to see those little stems and leaves vigorously poking through the soil and mulch like little trophies of a hard worked planting day in the fall. Truthfully it's just good to know that a majority of them didn't fall victim to Mrs. squirrel, who I did witness munching on a few right in front of my face as if to say 'thank you, but I prefer the more expensive variety.'
[seen here, also obliterating a pumpkin after nearly 10 butternut squash fell at her hand in the fall]. Maybe it's me, but isn't it worrisome how close squirrels let you get to them?
The garlic cloves we planted in November are doing amazingly too! We were a little worried about these with those warmer days earlier in the season that were followed promptly with blizzards, but it seems that they are doing very well. We will be covering them in straw as soon as we can to help insulate them from any more of those impromptu weather changes and to preserve the soil and water conditions. Can't wait for more things to start growing!
These blog posts are written by Matt, Todd, and Sarah, the farmers of Central Roots.