I don't know about you but it feels as though winter has been hanging on forever. With 13 gallons of maple syrup and 2 gallons of Black Walnut syrup for sale, we are looking to the spring growing season with excitement.
This is curly dock. It's an alien invasive weed. Because it's not poisonous, some websites refer to it as an edible weed. IMHO, just because it's not poisonous, doesn't mean I should eat it, especially when I have much more tasty things growing in the high tunnel. It's root, if met with a tiller, slices up into pieces that rapidly take root. We want to suppress these weeds and prevent them and other weeds from competing with our vegetables.
Take a moment to enjoy some of the sights on the farm in August.
In the early morning light, David turns off the electric fence which protects the chickens from foxes and coyotes. The chickens wait patiently for him to unhook the fence. Various shades of brown and white feathered hens forage for three hours before the brood is fed an all natural layer mash. Since mid-summer, when egg production wasn't quite up to par, the yolks have taken on a richer color. The chickens also devour kitchen scraps such as corn cobs, watermelon ri tomato and pear cores, peels, and seeds.