It has been far too long since we've shared what is happening on the farm here. I manage to post to Facebook and IG fairly regularly, but for some reason (an adorable and ornery
toddler) I find it difficult to sit down and write out something for the blog. So, now that the best little farm hand around is fast asleep, I am going to do my best to give you all the updates!
You may have seen on social media that we built a greenhouse this winter and it enabled us to start more seeds than we have room for! We have approximately 30 tomato plants in the ground, along with close to 100 bush beans, 50 okra, and 5 squash plants. We seeded, re-seeded, and seeded again and each time only one or two squash plants emerged. I have no idea why they were so hard to germinate this year, but you better believe I am babying those five lonely plants like crazy!
The weather has been unpredictable, though that is actually pretty predictable considering we are in Central Texas. The rain has been sparse thus far but we, like many other farmers across the state are praying for a bit more over the coming weeks. That will hopefully give the pasture and the garden what they need to flourish.
Our chickens are doing well and are back to being little egg laying machines. They spend their days chasing insects through the pastures and snacking on the lovely dandelions. The lush forage in their diet creates the most brilliant goldenrod-colored yolks. Those little rays of sunshine make the most beautiful, and tasty breakfast!
We are excited to have joined a couple new farmers markets in both Temple and Mart TX. We love getting off of the farm and seeing both familiar and new faces. We can't wait to share the fruits (and vegetables) of our labor with y'all this year!
Well, that's it for now. We hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse into what's happening here, and as always, we wish you love and good health from the farm!