Though at first glance the fields still appear to be in
winter mode, we are in full springtime mode here at the farm. We were greeted Monday
morning by the first lettuce, onion and leek seedlings emerging in the greenhouse.
Wednesday we headed out to the fields with our broadcast seeder to cover our
first 4 acres in cover crop. We planted organic red clover in our western-most
field to suppress weeds, fix nitrogen, and prevent erosion while we plant vegetables in
other areas this year.Wednesday
night we left the greenhouse watering in Lise’s mom's capable hands
and set out for central Pennsylvania to look at used tractors and equipment.
We drove many tractors from the late 70’s and early 80’s, and examined used
implements we had scouted online before arriving. We found two older implements that were exactly what we were
looking for and a few promising leads on tractors. At the end of the day we got
back in the car, put our dance mix on the radio, and mulled over the many important
equipment decisions before us. We were happy to be back on the farm Friday
morning seeding fennel and flowers in the greenhouse surrounded by many more
trays of sprouting plants!