We didn't let that time go to waste though. We took advantage of the snow and sleet to do some much needed cleaning and the beginnings of some organization. We had a morning of education wherein I took the time to note farm elements to pay attention to over the season. We ran irrigation to the field we call New Jersey. We finished the deer fence upgrade by enclosing the whole west side of the farm! That was a lot of work and I am so glad that we won't have to do it again anytime soon.
We got a chance to lay out some of our new fields. As we are building our relationship with the land, we have gotten to know the difference between the spring ground and the ground that can't be planted until later in the season when some sunshine has time to dry it out. We trekked high and low with a 300 foot tape, measuring and figuring. On this sunny evening, I am now, finally in a position to figure out where we are going to put all these amazing transplants!
And thank goodness for that! Our greenhouse is overflowing. The first transplants to roll over the top of the pot were our head lettuce. They got tucked into our new high tunnel and will be filling space between our tomatoes (getting planted tomorrow!!) while they mature.
If you look at the forecast, you will know that next week is going to be busy like an anthill. So many plants will be planted, so little time. But we cant' wait. This
But if you have looked at the forecast, it tells us it is go time.