Thursday, April 23, 2009

So, I probably mentioned our new shed before, but if you haven't seen it, it is an eye-popper. The shed and paint job is courtesy of Kolya, who ran Troika farm for two years on the piece of ground open heart is moving onto (which is adjacent to the original piece, which I should mention we are keeping. We are just adding his piece to come to an approximate 3.5 acres. The addition is mostly to aid us in cover cropping and rotation, ie general soil health.). We have a very pretty layout now so I encourage all to visit.

This second picture is of our red gold see potato. I haven't planted red golds for the past few years, but had a hankering for them and hence we shall (I hope). In worse potato news, Adirondack Blue seed from Johnny's was recalled due to fusarium wilt. I really liked both the flavor and yeild of it, but, them's the breaks, and we will try all blue, which is more of the standard one, and I'm sure will taste fine. You can be the judge.

In the ground are onions, spinach, asparagus, carrots, parsnips, chard, and maybe one or two other things. Planting season is upon us, and lots of the rest of things will be going out in the next two to three weeks. Open Heart's field help is starting early this year, Rrahke, who I have no current picture of, has already put in a few hours, and is the only reason we are remotely close to on schedule. Enjoy the Weather.