Ginger

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Fox field at sunset with Cogmagun River in background.  Painting by Victoria Fitch

Now that the farm is a riot of growth and bright colours, it is hard to believe that five weeks ago our fields were covered in snow.   

The fantastic weather we’ve been having has allowed us to plant more than ever before.  This week we are hoping to get our outdoor peppers, melons and eggplants transplanted in the Fox field.  Once this is done, the bulk of our spring planting will be complete.  

With the long days of June helping our crops grow, it looks like we will be ready to start the packs on Tuesday June 16th and Thursday June18th.  The packs will be smaller than usual for the first few weeks, but we expect to be into full production by early July.

To say that we are grateful for the support of our customers would be a huge understatement.  Thanks so much to all of you that have sent notes of concern when the snow kept coming this spring and to all of you who have expressed excitement for the coming bounty.  Farming is not an easy way to make a living!  But we’re feelin’ the love.  Which makes us want to do the best job we can do.  Looking forward to our fourth season of packs, it is undeniable that we are truly a “Community Supported” farm. 

Here are a few photos from the last week.

The gothic greenhouse got moved

The gothic greenhouse got moved by Bernard and Alice

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With a little encouragement, Victoria finally tried driving the tractor

With a little encouragement, Victoria finally tried driving the tractor

Kevin and I were weeding carrots, and beets

Kevin and I were weeding carrots, and beets

Hoeing team walking by

Hoeing team walking by

Alice teaching Bernard how to propagate sweet potatoes

Alice teaching Bernard how to propagate sweet potatoes

Three kinds of compost from left to right: mushroom compost, Cardwell compost, and horse manure starting to compost

Three kinds of compost from left to right: mushroom compost, Cardwell compost, and horse manure starting to compost

Horse manure is covered -- yay!

Horse manure is covered — yay!

Planting ginger root sprouts

Planting ginger root sprouts

We planted ginger root sprouts, trying as much as possible not to disturb the roots.  We also didn't want the sprouts to get too big before we planted them.

We planted ginger root sprouts, trying as much as possible not to disturb the roots. We also didn’t want the sprouts to get too big before we planted them.

Rock-picking, Caseydale Farm

Rock-picking, Caseydale Farm.  Friday night in Centre Burlington!

Garlic!

Garlic!

Fox field, view from the river

Fox field, view from the river

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4 thoughts on “Ginger

  1. Looking forward to our first pack! Have been thinking of you every time we had to turn the heat back on yet again, and worried about all of those seedlings hoping for warm weather. Hopefully frost will be at a minimum till after “the first full moon in June”!

  2. Hi, Jen,

    I can never seem to work the comments, but I enjoy the posts AND the incredible photography so very much.

    Love, Mimsy

    Sent from my iPad

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