Greetings from Dancing Hen Farm! Welcome to March!
We will be doing buying club deliveries this weekend. Ordering is now open and will close Thursday at 5 am. We are featuring eggs and pork and still have some storage crops available.
How about this crazy weather! 60's today and tomorrow, followed by the threat of more severe storms and then highs in the 30's and 40's. I have heard a predicted low in the single digits for Friday night! Hold on, the Pennsylvania roller coaster weather is on the run again!
Farmer Don and I spent this past weekend out of town. Each winter we try and get away for a bit of relaxation and for our annual intensive farm business meeting. This year we ventured to Rhode Island to explore and visit with some family. Farmer Don even took off his shoes and waded into the ocean. I'll post some pictures to Facebook and our blog later.
Before we left on vacation, Farmer Don spent a bit of time working in the greenhouse and field. The warm weather allowed him to work a bed here by the house and plant some spinach. We are hoping to have a harvest from these beds later in March or April. He also planted a small planting of radishes in our unheated greenhouse. If the weather does not get too hot, we will hopefully have some radishes to harvest in 4 to 6 weeks. We will keep you posted on how these early crops are progressing. Farmer Don tells me the radishes are already starting to germinate! I have not had a chance to check out garlic, but I am thinking this warm weather probably has it pushing through the ground.
Speaking of planting, March marks the start of our "gear up" for the upcoming growing season. Soon our seed house will be filled with flats and flats plants, which eventually will be planted out into our fields. Farmer Don is busy putting the finishes touches on his new germination chamber and his new wood heated greenhouse nursery is holding heat well, even without the woodstove burning. Again, I will keep you posted on how things are growing.
I think I will end here. I still have dishes to clean up, dogs to walk and in all honesty, I am ready to head to bed!