Well, today seemed way more productive than yesterday, even though I managed to get more done yesterday than I did today. Funny how that works some time. I really wish I would have gone with my gut yesterday and planted broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. There was a nice small break in the weather and I was able to make five more beds, but I was too nervous to plant our beloved brassica outside with no remay on hand. We ordered a roll of remay like two weeks ago from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply and…I’m sorry if I offend anybody by saying this, but Peaceful Valley is one of the worst businesses I have ever had to deal with…hands down. They repeatedly leave me disappointed and I am therefore officially boycotting them. So I was saying that we ordered our remay like two weeks ago, and were under the impression as per a conversation with the Peaceful Valley Farm Supply sales person, that our roll of remay would ship in two to three business days. So I call two days ago to find out that they are “running a bit behind” and the remay wouldn’t ship for another week and wouldn’t arrive at our door for two weeks. Needless to say I got completely bent out of shape and called my shrink for some last minute advice. He referred me to dripworks.com who I have bought drip tape and fittings from in the past, but didn’t know they carried remay as well. A 30 second call to dripworks yielded a 1000 foot roll of remay at my door step in forty-eight hours at a fraction of the price Peaceful Valley was charging. Need I say more? Oh, for those who don’t know, remay is a white spun-poly fabric used to cover crops for pest and frost protection. It started to snow at about six this evening so I went out after dinner and covered up the last few beds I planted yesterday. Just in case. NOTHING like laying out some remay at 8:30 p.m. in the dark while its snowing!
I moved the chickens yesterday. They had been in the same place for fifteen days, and boy did they hammer it nicely. There are some parts of our pasture that need a good bootstrapping, so I’m using the hens to hit those areas kind of hard, then let the area rest for a bit until it greens up again. I’ll probably move the girls from where they are now to a new spot in about five days. It’s a nice scrap of pasture that they worked really hard this winter. You can see below what a nice job they did.
Ain’t nothin like gettin’ those girls on some nice green grass.
One last picture…can anyone find the carrots in this bed?….Stay tuned (and stop your laughing).-Josh