Monday, February 28, 2011


So I decided to name this post "Mindless Monday," due to the fact that I didn't post on Saturday or Sunday. Well Saturday posted next Friday's post by mistake, so I just left it.

Anyways as you can probably tell this weekend has been crazy. We had market on Saturday. We did very well. We had a lot of people express their interest in the CSA. We also asked them what they would like to see in a CSA, and got some great feedback. Thank you to those of you that responded. And we are still looking for more information on what you (our customers) would want in a CSA before we finalize anything.

After market we came home and got chores done and ....I just plain forgot to post something.

Sunday though, was very productive! The whole family (Eric, Eric Jr, Julianna, Bela, Sandy and I) all worked in the greenhouse. I was going to take pictures and when I got out there with the camera, the batteries died! I hate when that happens. But we are still re-organizing. You think with us being in business for 5 years we would have already found a setup that works for us. But we are always trying to make it quicker and easier to do stuff in there. Next step is sanitizing pots and trays! That is always fun! We are planning on starting our herbs and flowers sometime this week or next.

Eric Jr had fun though. He was covered in dirt from head to toe! He likes to play with the rocks. He also wanted to eat the snow outside, with his dirty hands! You know it is amazing what farm kids do that other families think is disgusting. "A little dirt won't hurt." It was good to see that he did very well keeping himself occupied and out of trouble while we were working. He also came inside when we were done and passed out. I had to wake him up after like an hour because if I didn't he wouldn't have slept at night and he needed to eat dinner. But then right after dinner he pretty much crashed! So I don't think we will be fighting with him to go to bed much this summer if we work him like that! ;)

Julianna slept the entire time we were in the greenhouse working. She was in her car seat and just sat there snoozing away! It made for a very productive day!

We also have finalized the list of items that we are growing this year.

HERBS: Arugula, Basil, Calendula, Catnip, Garlic Chives, Chamomile, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Echinacea, Fennel, Lavender, Leaf Parsley, Lemon Basil, Lemongrass, Lime Basil, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Shiso, and Thyme

Flowers: Big Smile Sunflower (Dwarf), Mammoth Sunflower (Giant), Zinnias (mix), Pansies (Blue, white and yellow), Marigolds (orange, yellow, red), and Gazenia (orange and yellow).

Produce: That list is always changing until we actually get it planted!

We hope you guys will enjoy the herbs and flowers we have added this year. We try to get things that people have asked for.

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