February 22nd

Black Brook Farm Grow­ers 2012 CSA has been filled! We’re all get­ting really excited for this year, and we’ve all got a lot to do to get ready. Our seeds have all arrived and we’re going to start plant­ing this week. My mom has been bravely tack­ling a fresh set of spread­sheets (in order to set up our plant­ing and har­vest­ing sched­ules), Dave and I are work­ing on a new web­site that we’re hop­ing launch­ing this year and we’re talk­ing about clean­ing out a sec­tion of the barn for our new CSA pick up spot. 

The sheep are all doing well and are (hope­fully) preg­nant. We started trim­ming their feet this week, which requires catch­ing them and flip­ping them, not the eas­i­est feat, espe­cially when they’re as large as this one:
Lau­rel: the sweet­est sheep in the world
Carlisle Grows Green the new Carlisle School gar­den­ing and com­post­ing pro­gram has been nice enough to give us their com­post. Yes­ter­day Dave and I shov­eled it into the hoop house, where the warmth will hope­fully speed up it’s progress.
That’s all for now! Pic­tures of our first lit­tle seedlings com­ing soon
…and just for fun. Last Feb­ru­ary 22nd: