I’m pleased with seed germination from our own mix using Eliot Coleman’s recipe and soil block makers. Onions, cabbage and parsley off to a good start, and broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and thyme has germinated within 4 days this week. Apparently our plants enjoy the soothing tones of Enya’s Memory of the Trees; I thought they might appreciate this addition to their growing environment. You can tell from the photos that we don’t have a greenhouse, but have created a makeshift “greenhouse” in our garage. I monitor temperature, moisture, circulation and provide pleasing vibrations with music for their and my enjoyment; on the weekends we mix it up and jam with Glenn’s Sirius radio. I love growing healthy plants!
Elsewhere on the farm, the hens are healthy and happy. Glenn is broad forking the root vegetable garden; a great workout, no gym, no fees required. Sadly, our hives are silent; we are, however, excited about the “mountain mutts” we are getting from Jon Christie of Madison County. And, I am thrilled for the snow to be kissing my face as I walk about the farm with Tillie.