Saturday, July 07, 2007

07 Pictures

Hey gang, i wanted to finally put some pictures of our field up onto the blog. Things are growing nicely and we have our second CSA pick-up in a few days. The market has been going quite well and we've basically sold out every market so far this year except for this past Thursday(it was pouring rain and everyone packed up early). So we ended up going to the St Stephen market yesterday(another town near to us) to sell some of our extra produce.

Here are some pics from last Monday(our first CSA pick-up)

Everyone last week got Salad Mix, Head Lettuce, Arugula, garlic scapes, radishs and either spinach or kale

Brad, Kath, Mike, Ben and Luke

Early this spring me and Luke put in a lot of time building ourselves a greenhouse to house our transplants for the spring. The idea was to build a greenhouse that could be very well sealed so that we can put heat into for our transplants. This will be our 3rd greenhouse, but our other two are either quite poorly sealed or too small. We were donated 6 large (6'x 6') double paned thermal insulated windows by a friend who was happy to get rid of them which made the greenhouse a lot cheaper.

We ended up only building the frame this spring before decided that we would wait until mid summer to put all the finishing touches on it.

We actually ended up wrapping a large piece of plastic(also given to us) over the entire structure this spring so that we could put our transplants and a heater in it.

Here are some shots of our field. It's about half again the size of what we did last year.

Also, very exciting is the fact that we have tomatoes in our greenhouse that are nearing maturity


At 7/07/2007 08:36:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things sound awesome and look absolutely beautiful!Ben looks WAY too happy - you better send him home at the end of the summer:) So glad the CSA is up and running - I LOVE garlic scapes! By far one of my faves from our old CSA. Glad everyone looks so good. The new greenhouse looks great too. You must be learning so much! When you say that the planted area is half again the size of last year do you mean 1.5x the size of last year?

At 7/08/2007 01:32:00 a.m., Blogger lynnfield said...

Thanks for the great pictures - it almost feels like being there. Those tomatoes look super for this time of year - I'd say a couple more weeks.

At 7/09/2007 12:13:00 a.m., Blogger Brad said...

indeedy aaron!


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