FarmBlog: Don’t fence me in…

By February 9, 2015 No Comments

NEWSFLASH: Digging holes and pouring concrete is very, very tiring!  This week we focused on fencing off the farm site and preventing some of the more detrimental critters from gaining access to the crops.  For the fence posts we used recycled lumber that was already on the property and hardware cloth for the fence itself.    With the fence completed, we should be able to keep out rabbits, coyotes and other mid-sized mammals.  Now we only have to worry about gophers!  And rats.  And birds.  And insects.  And hungry humans. Still, it’s progress!

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Here’s our awesome fence! Don’t think it’s awesome? Where’s your fence? That’s what I thought.



Once the finishing touches on the fence are complete, it’s actually time to plant something!  This week will be dedicated to amending soil, preparing transplants, bed-building and actual farm work!  How exciting.  Add a dash of compost, a pinch of complete organic fertilizer, some water and HEY PRESTO! something should actually start growing.  We already have some seedlings starting to sprout (Giant Fordhook Chard, Corvair Spinach, Pak Choi and more) and we can’t wait to get them in the ground!