Whispering Pond Farm

Whispering Pond Farm

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Garden

Much to Bob's disappointment we spent the majority of the weekend cleaning up several barn yard manure piles and spreading them on the garden. These piles were a culmination of a winter's worth of uneaten hay and manure that surrounded to two mangers in the barn yard. These piles are like icebergs, the tip or top of the pile is very small compared to the rest underneath. You just keep shoveling! The good news is the manure quality of the piles was great. Bob didn't think there was quite enough however, so he got a pick-up load from Angie Anderson and spread half of it in the big garden and placed the other half in the compost bin. The compost bin manure will jump start the compost already in the bin from last winter. We should have great compost from the bin by midsummer. The seeds I ordered last week came. Bob sorted through them, pulling out the ones he wants to start inside. Hopefully, he can start planting inside today. My tack room is heated and makes a perfect green house this time of year. I want to clean up an area in the herb garden and plant the lettuce and spinach tonight. The weather has been unseasonably warm, a great chance to plant early, cool weather seeds. Hopefully, it will not frost again. Right! The newest lamb is well. She is as big as any of the other lambs and holds her own during rough housing play. The goats are due in two weeks. It will be great having fresh milk to make new cheese! Live well, Carmen

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