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Aah, quit yer complainin', and More Farm News

Posted 2/17/2014 7:32am by Michael Scheidel.

Hey good folks!

I've been hearing a lot of griping about this "miserable" weather we're having and I've resigned myself to not join in.  It's only going to get me down and it's not going to melt a single flake!  Not joining in is almost a meditative exercise at this point since the snow is impacting just about every fascet of our lives right now.  So aside from appreciating the beauty of it all (was anyone outside last night? Wow!) we're looking at the humorous side as well.

The first snow of the year I proudly shoveled 3 foot wide paths everywhere and since have gotten lazier and lazier.  There is now one path about the width of a squirrel out to our market room and workshop. I think I am slowly adopting the "ah the sun will eventually melt all this anyway so why shovel" attitude.  The parking spot by the farmhouse is juuuuust wide enough to fit our smaller car in with about a 10 point turn.  The kids have built 3 complete igloos just in case it gets too cold in the house (they probably hold heat better too!).

So put a smile on, bundle up for now and be sure that warmer days are to come.  Here's some of our plans to help you think about spring: 

Our seed order is done and includes over 20 varieties of squash, melon, and cucumber; 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes; 10+varieties of peppers in addition to new carrots, beets, onions, lettuces and greens, flowers, beans, peas, corn, broccoli, etc...I could keep going!

Potting mix is here and our nursery is beginning to fill up with flats of our earliest starts!

The first trees for our new Apple Orchard are on order and we're planning the perfect location for it!

Beds in the high tunnel are being prepped for the earliest spring greens  before being replaced by tomatoes!

We're planning our spring and summer events on the farm including our Homesteader's Roundtable, Farm-to-Table and chef dinners, pot luck dinners and family nights, farm workshops, plant exchanges (we're looking for rhubarb!) and more.

So hang in there and if anyone wants to spend a 22 degree day in a 75 degree greenhouse, give a call.

Gratefully Growing!

The Scheidels

Little Peace Farm