Saturday, April 23, 2011

Seedling exodus

Thanks to Catriona, shelving was finally erected inside the green house, enabling a mass exodus of leggy seedlings from the house to the green house. It feels good to be reclaiming a bit of the house at last! She and Jamie's ma also helped transplant hundreds of baby snap dragons and plant up our mini orchard.
We all enjoyed a well-deserved day out in Halifax and endured the icy wind chill at Peggys Cove.
Myself and Jamie loved having them to stay and found it very hard to let such efficient workers go! (ha!) We miss you loads. Since their departure we've finished planting up a few bare root perennials (hopefully hardy enough since we have had some snow this week - yikes). With over 5,000 seedlings on the go, we really are in need of another green house. Now my dad, Rob has arrived so after returning laden from the hardware store here begins another construction project.

Eddie and Penny hard at work

The beginnings of a mini Orchard

by the seaside

At Peggy's Cove

Seedlings in the green house

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New additions to the farm: Green House, BCS and worms

Oops, slight delay in getting my entry online due to my non-techy brain struggling with video. Still haven't worked out how to get it online so we'll just have to stick with photos and text for now. (how old fashioned). Jamie has been working double time to get the greenhouse up (and plants out of the house). We had a historic (and very long day) on Sunday, as we finally stretched the plastic over the greenhouse racing to beat the storm that was coming. Many thanks to Sam, Marcus and Roger who helped. We've also been having a laugh with some new additions to the farm. I got some worms and Jamie got a BCS tiller. His toy is much more fun (yes, I have already driven it into a tree allowing us to test out the emergency eject-seat buttons which thankfully were very effective). It's actually a bit of a beast which my little hands find difficult to control, Jamie thinks it will do the job nicely. As for the worms, they just don't seem to be behaving. Rather than stay put in their cosy bin, we find them crawling all over the kitchen in the morning. We've got guests staying at the mo (Jamie's ma and little sis) who we are putting to work and they are doing a very fine job. Rain has stopped play today. Will update with our progress soon. We are planting stuff and it's getting very exciting!!

THE BCS and Trailer

Ready for plastic

Laying the plastic

Farmer Jamie in action

Still working!! nearly there....