[Homestead] Spring is here
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 20 01:39:13 EDT 2009
Happy Equinox to all!
Robert Walton wrote:
> Just a few hours :>) Actually, it's cooling off a bit here tonight,
> so the first day of spring will be a little chilly. But, it's in the
> air. Busy time.
Thanks Rob for posting. Sometimes, I feel like there are only a few of
us left on the list. I've been trying to lay low and give others a
> I got all the orchard trees manured a few weeks ago, the spring
> treatment. Good timing, cause it rained slow of 5 days last week.
I've got horses back in the pasture, so tomorrow I will be collecting
some poop for a manure tea. Woohoo!
Our Paulownia order is due to arrive within the month, and when it does,
I'll have 50 trees to plant. DH and I spent the last few days repairing
the existing fence and installing a temporary fence that divides off the
front area where the trees will go. This evening, we laid out the grid
and put flags out where each tree will go. All I need are trees to
> I'd started plowing a 3/4 acre field I'm going to cover crop this
> year. Need to finish that, but soil is a little wet. I'll plant some
> oats to get some quick cover there. Maybe some crimson clover in it.
What are you plowing with?
I have a few plots to work and tomorrow I will be borrowing a tiller.
I'll prep the areas where I intend to grow corn, tomatoes, beans, and
peanuts. Even with my raised beds, I do still have to till a bit.
Are you growing oats for animals, allow them to graze them, or just as a
green manure or what?
> My Black Locust trees came in a couple of days ago, right after the
> rain as luck would have it. I got them in yesterday, all 100. Tonight
> there is a little rain, so that should help get them set in.
You must have less rocky soil than me. I could never have planted 100
trees in one day, maybe not even in a week.
> I'm about 1/2 way through with fencing projects to keep the goats out
> of the new fields I've carved out. Goats are occupied with kids, so
> not so worrisome on the fences. I just had milker #3 kid today. 2
> nice kids, a buckling and doeling. I've got to get some pictures
> posted. These two are a weird color. Parents are reddish colored,
> these two have white in them and almost look pink. Weird.
Awesome news, Rob. Is your kidding season over now?
It may be Spring, but I can't put anything else out because we are still
expecting freezing temps.
I am having an out-of-money experience.
EarthNSky Farm, Northwest Georgia, USA
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