Thursday, May 9, 2013

Green and growing

Amazing how time can fly when the sun is shining, the grass is green and the leaves have just about appeared on the trees. Our list of jobs to do just gets longer and longer, luckily so do the days and we are falling into bed tired out with a few items ticked off the list.
The garlic is growing up through its cosy bed of winter mulch, as is the asparagus, the daffodils, hyacinth and muscari are in bloom and we have given our raspberries a little prune in the hope that this year we will have berries!
Our little green house is almost over-flowing with flower seedlings that are desperate to be transplanted, however we are not fooled by this wave of warm weather, we are holding off a little longer just in case night temperatures plummet once more.
A week ago Jamie was able to finally till up some beds which was a great relief so has begun spreading compost and direct seeding. This of course means the chickens are back behind bars much to their disgust and are serenading us with their chorus of disapproval.
Yesterday, following several unsuccessful attempts over the last few weeks, Jamie managed to get the plastic back over the poly tunnel, so fingers crossed it will stay put this time.
All in all, green is good and it feels exciting to get our hands in the dirt once more.

Drumming by our Beltaine fire

Jamie's very delicious, very chocolatey birthday cake



  1. great, thank you for the update! Glad to hear green is good! :)

  2. Hi Faye. I was glad to come upon your blog and have read some posts. You have sooo much going on and your place sounds great. We actually live 'Just around the corner from you' in Kemptown. I would love to have flowers but our place is basically barren. I blame it on lack of time, my goats, and an unrelenting frost ha ha I wish I was younger. I would attempt some of what you are doing. I also depend on wwoofers a bit but mainly just to keep up with chores on our hobby farm. I hope to find you this summer- at the market or wherever you are selling from. Cheers Annie

  3. So glad you are enjoying the updates. We may come to New Glasgow market this season so you might find us there, otherwise we will be in Tatamagouche and Halifax.