Farmer J shows off his heads of broccoli
And another beauty
Dining room turned seed business
Justin packing seeds for Sunday
With the prospects of of a dryer than normal season, thanks to La Nina, (our normal is between 14″ & 19″ — see rainfall totals for the past 130 years) it’s not hard to gander that this is going to be another difficult farming year. Unless some miracle happens and the winds change the prospects of a good year are looking slim.
With farming one learns you can’t cry over spilled milk you just have to face every day and do what you have to do come what may.
So we’ll take the come what may but it’s still rather scary to face another year that could be full of all sorts of weather surprises.
But no matter the spring bug has bitten and so once again the call of the dirt beckons us to renew our faith and plant seeds to provide our family with food and hopefully income.
With all the goings we have gotten slightly behind in our garden work. Once you get behind on one thing then another thing piles up and then you have a log jam. We were hoping for a longer winter so we could catch up with a few indoor projects but nature has other plans. So it may be an early spring after all and there’s what we call a confluence of projects that are all converging at the same time leaving us riding some pretty intense rapids.
All we can do is paddle like crazy, hoping for calmer waters ahead.
Why do we do it? Well I think Rhoda of Down to Earth did a good job of summing up “the why”we do what we do.
In the Works
We have a an ultra cool challenge up our sleeves – well, I am pretty excited about it. Last year we launched the 100 foot diet which hundreds of people participated in.
The guys have been busy with the seeds. Labeling and packing. We hope to have a table debuting Freedom Seeds at the upcoming event on Sunday. I have been busy with the research, educational aspect of FS. Like I said FS is not just going to be another seed company instead more of a campaign for seed sovereignty. Of course I can’t let everything out the bag but our mission will be promoting seeds grown by the people for the people.
And some good news!
Weather forecast have a chance of rain tonight and tomorrow. Praying for rain.