Sunday, March 27, 2016

For Easter we have pineapple casserole, rolls, mushrooms and spinach, peas, ham, a duck, jell-o salad, deviled eggs, potato salad. Wait a duck!? 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Sweet Summer Farm!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring has dawned at the farm

      It's spring at the farm. All the flowers are blooming and the chickens are laying. We were hoping that around this old homeplace we would see lots of old bulbs pop up, like daffodils. Sadly none have appeared. We think it is because the previous owner sprayed with broadleaf weed killer. However, we are seeing a few other wildflowers. Such as violets and vincas. There are also some really tiny flowers. We're not sure what they're are called but they're everywhere. We will show pictures down below. It's obviously some kind of weed plant but I think it's very cute. Please comment if you know what it is. Another thing we saw is some forsythia bushes across the creek. They are very overgrown and are in deep shade. We are planning to move them to a nice sunny spot. Also, our peach trees are blooming and the bees are busy visiting them. We don't think we will get any blooms on our apple or pear trees but maybe next year. We are really looking forward to what our first spring and summer on the farm will bring.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Seed Planting Time

     It's seed planting time and guess what? Some of our new seed have already sprouted!!! Two kinds of our tomato seed have sprouted and also two kinds of our pepper seed have also sprouted. We have them on our seed rack. We are planting many different tomatoes. We now have 150 plants. We planted Better Boys and Mortgage Lifters and we are even going to plant a white tomato called white tomesol. So far the Better Boys and the Mortgage Lifters have sprouted. The peppers that have sprouted are the Corno Di Torro Rosso and the Marconi red pepper. We are planning to plant many more types of seed like okra, eggplant, carrots, onions, green beans, broccoli and we are even going to try some peanuts.

Oh, and the Sweet Annie came up.
Matie's Tennessee Spinning Top Gourds.
Better Boys and Mortgage Lifters raring to go.
Here's our farm.
More seed.