We have had a few warm days and I am ready to get my hands in the dirt and get this show in the road. I had hoped to start plowing and tilling soon so I guess I shouldn’t complain. I did get to plow this morning, but unfortunately it was with my truck and snow plow, not the mold boards on the tractor.
Mother Nature is still letting us know who is in charge. I woke to about 8 inches at the top of my driveway and about 5 inches at the bottom. I was hoping I would not need to put the plow on the truck again this year and with temps reaching 50 this afternoon I was tempted. My better judgment kicked in and I descided to clean it up now while it was still in a mostly solid state. At least that way my wife and kids were able to head into town today to visit family. Our farm is only 15 minutes from town but we had 3 to 4 times as much snow.
We are a little bit behind schedule this year. Normally I jump the gun and have all my plants ready to go way to soon even for the high tunnel. This year, between the weather and our newest bundle of joy, Isaac, being born last week, I have been a little busy. I will post some pictures of Isaac soon, if he like to help with planting and the tunnels half as much as it sister does, I will have plenty of help around here in a few years.
I place a large tree order this year with McKeone Orchard & Nursery this year, and Sean just emailed me to let me know my order is ready. There is a good chance that the snow will be gone by this weekend but I think I will let things dry out a little bit before I start drive the tractor through the fields. Fortunately, Sean expected this and it taking care of the trees until I am ready. That is just one more reason why I enjoy doing as much business as I can locally. I understand that we can’t buy everything within 30 minutes of our homes, (some days I can hardly make it to a gas station in 30 minutes from the farm) but every little bit helps. This year BNB was able to get two thirds of our trees and plant stock locally, the remainder I ordered online. Given how rural of and area we are in, I don’t think we did too bad.
I hope everyone is enjoying what I hope to be, Winters last breath. Hot Chocolate season is almost gone and I think I can almost taste the fresh lemonade just around the corner, but just to be safe, I might leave the plow on the truck just a bit longer.