Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tiny Sprouts and Pear Blossoms

This whole weekend was glorious. Both Saturday and Sunday were nothing but blue sky and sunshine. We had a terrific time.

Come on, basil! Grow! Grow!

I was thrilled to see the tiniest sprouts coming up in the greenhouse. This whole winter I've been dying for fresh basil and now it's on the way.

I have big plans for this little tomato sprout.

And this little tomato will grow up to be a giant and produce huge, 1 pound fruit. But right now it's barely bigger than the perlite in the soil mix.

We are going to have a lot of pears.

Our pears are doing great. We might not have any peaches this year but our pears will be off the hook. The other great news was that the trees were buzzing. They might not be our beez but we'll share our blossoms with them.

We also got some chickens butchered on Saturday. We now have 10 left. Unfortunately we probably butchered the one that was laying eggs! We'll fire up the incubator here soon to see if these eggs I've been saving will give us free meat.

At this writing the sun is just coming up and I can't wait to run right out and plant more potatoes. The Dog Horde will help me... but when I say "help" I mean they will probably just give me bored looks and then go and hunt bunnies down in the woods.

Happy Monday everyone! It's another glorious day!


Heavens Door Acres said...

Sounds like you had a busy, wonderful weekend. After the winter we all had, we deserve a few great days in a row!

Lynda said...

I'm heading out to plant more potatoes myself...keep thinking I'm done, but the garden is never done!

David said...

Ain't new life grand?

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Thanks HDA - it was just terrific. Being outside is really lifting my spirits.

Yay, Lynda! Great work!

Yes it is, Dave :-)

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