Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A little look back

We're grateful for the dry weather we had last week that allowed us to get in the fields, but what a change from last year! At this time last May we were going through something of a little drought, and we were scrambling to install a new irrigation system. Of course, it started raining as soon as we had it set up. At least we know how to make it rain now!

A little look back at some moments on the farm over the past few years. And not one in the rain. :)




















Spencer and Lindsay plowing our first vegetable plot.


















Spencer and Spot in a test of wills.


















The flock heading back to the barn at the end of the day.



















Our chicken tractor, a movable chicken coop that gives the hens shelter at night and free range during the day.

























Jamie raking stones out of a bed. Like much of Eastern Ontario, our farm has a generous supply.
Most of the heavy work was done generations ago, as great piles of rocks stretch along every fenceline.

























Sheep make great lawn mowers. Break time's up girls!


























Lindsay and Spencer digging into a Crane melon, which is the kids' favorite.



























Tomatoes in the hoophouse. After the great late blight outbreak of 2009,
we now grow most of our tomatoes under cover.