Just had to take a picture of our cooler today filled with kale, chard and salad mix ready to go for tomorrow. And flowers! Love the zinnia bouquets - they always brighten my day no matter what the cloud cover. We're gearing up for our winter season and direct seeding spinach, arugula and lettuce, along with seeding kale, chard and parsley for transplants in a month. Lots to do for a farm that operates year around. How did I get myself into this?!! Soon we'll be putting up a bunch of bulbs for the first time this year to see how we do - lillies, ranunculas, anemone and narcissi. Tulips go along the borders of the beds in the hoophouse. And so the cycle continues.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
It's about time to update a photo of the entire Unity Farm crew. We've been growing! More staff, a new farm van, Trooper our new puppy, more varieties of flowers and greens. Sadly, Pete is not with us anymore and it still seems very strange to not see him with the other boys. I guess I'll always think I have four draft horses because his presence is very much with us. Better hurry up and get that plastic back on Hoophouse 1!
Our new shiloh shepherd puppy has arrived! His name is Trooper and he's taken our hearts by storm. As you can see from his nose, he's been very busy investigating the barn, dirt piles, compost piles, the barn cat's food and other choice morsels around the barnyard. Trooper welcomes everyone with a tilt of his head and a wagging tail. He would love to see you at Unity Farm.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Three weeks ago we had to put down my beloved horse Pete. While all the boys are special in their own way, Pete was always my favorite. Can't really tell you why - he ran over me with a loaded wagon of logs once which resulted in ACL surgery. He always knew exactly what to do and would get very irritated if you hacked away on the reins and didn't let him do his job. At 2000 pounds, he had a very good appetite and would always nicker loudly at breakfast and dinner when you came into the barn. It's very quiet now. He and Jaguar were my first team, and taught me most of what I know about driving, farm work, enjoying the day, working hard and doing a good job. Whenever I rode him I felt like a queen. In his grave we put a big bag of his favorite Granny Smith apples and an envelope filled with our letters about all our favorite memories of him and what we loved about him. His head is pointed to the north and now he can run again in freedom. Goodbye Dear Friend.