First Sprouts

Dan and I enjoyed our week of April vacation.  It was a wonderful week to relax and check things off our to do list.  This year, I am hoping to improve my garden.  Last year, my garden looked like a jungle in July!  I didn’t grow up on a farm so a lot of this is new to me.  This year I’ve been doing a lot of work to prep my garden in hopes that things won’t get so overgrown!

Some of the seeds I planted

I have one raised bed outside of our kitchen where I am hoping to grow some variates of lettuce and kale.

Look closely – a few arugula seeds starting to sprout!

Dan has been working on setting up the fencing and water system for the cows.  It’s not quite finished, but we are hoping to start grazing the cows on Sunday!

Although it’s not very exciting to blog about, we are taking this year to focus on setting up infrastructure.  We have three main focus areas:

  • Putting the finishing touches on the maple barn (shelving, counters, finishing the windows and doors, finishing the electrical, and setting better maple lines).
  • Setting up better water and fencing systems for the cows.  We currently have a system in place, but we are making some small tweaks so that we are able to rotationally graze the cows more efficiently.
  • Organizing tools and equipment!

To some these might not be the most exciting projects, but they are necessary to ensure that we are able to use our time efficiently and not be running around looking for tools (or animals!) all over the place.  As we finish up these projects, we are excited to continue to figure out how to be a sustainable and organic family farm in New Hampshire. We are hoping to be able to offer some more organic, pasture-raised meat like chicken and pork.

This year, we have grass-fed beef available in the in the fall (more information on ordering soon!), and plenty of maple syrup! Come stop by the farm if you want some maple syrup or ground beef.

Don’t forget to go out for a walk and enjoy this beautiful spring day!

Farewell from the farm!

xoxo, Britta

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