Two deer were sited at the pond around 10:30 on the first day of spring. Duck eggs are disappearing and we still can't figure out why. But in the high tunnel everything is beginning to sprout. We have carrots, spinach, arugula, lettuce, turnips and beets, radishes, peas and other seedlings. The fish emulsion is working to protect the plants and even though it's a cold day, we hope for spring's warm breath soon.
Every day the seedlings must be watered. We're building an irrigation system to support the plants in the high tunnel, but until that time - we water, and we water, and we water.
Our irrigation system has been a winter project for indoors. We have linked PVC pipe together in order to fashion a system to properly hydrate the soil. We draw from a near-by creek as a water source.