Friday, April 13, 2007

Winter, Spring, Winter, Spring...

Well, despite the 4 inches of snow outside, year 2 of Project Organic Farm is under way. We've had more snow in the last 2 weeks than we did all of November, December and January combined(and possibly February too). It's a little bit maddening at times, as we go from having a beautiful clear sunny 10 degree day to having a blanket of snow when you wake up the next morning. I've just been looking at the forecast for the next days and it looks like cold, rain, snow and a symbol I've never seen before labelled as 'ice pellets'. Yippee.

Despite the non-cooperation of the weather, things are moving along nicely here. We've got all our materials and are ready to start building our glass greenhouse once the snow melts. The idea is that we will build this greenhouse quite air tight and then place our transplants in it in the spring. We'll heat this greenhouse with propane most likely, which actually ends up being more environmentally friendly then using electric heat(which is very inefficient). The need for this greenhouse is threefold. For starters, our house is currently holding our transplants, but it is simply not big enough to hold them all(we will probably have nearly 60 2ft x 1ft trays by the end of it). The other major problem is that none of our plants inside, even the ones in the best spots, get enough light for optimum growth. Lastly, our other 2 greenhouses are either too small or too poorly sealed to make heating them a smart move. Here are some pics of what our living room currently looks like.






We have about another 8 trays or so in our living room since I took these pics. Check out the poor plants craning towards the window for light, the sooner we build our glass greenhouse the better :)





We're ready to get started on some serious farming out here, but it seems we'll need to wait a few more weeks before we can get really started up. Hope things are well with all of you.

3 Comments:

At 4/13/2007 10:16:00 AM, Blogger R.O. Flyer said...

I was thinking about you guys when I woke up this morning to more snow! The transplants look great. I hope those buddies in the corner find the light their looking for.

 
At 4/16/2007 06:42:00 AM, Blogger Cannomore said...

It has been doing that here too.
But it seems like I can finally start planting!

Project for this week! Yay!

And I'm done school!

Yay for me!

Looks like I made it after all (I hope).

 
At 5/12/2007 05:48:00 PM, Blogger stephanie_siu said...

Hey guys! It's been a few months eh? Can't wait to come out to the farm soon*

 

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