Last weekend was very busy with all of the new life and new projects on the Farmette. I can almost taste the sweet buttery lettuces that are only tiny seedlings this week. My mouth was watering in anticipation as I gathering delicious dressing and salad recipes to share at my booth during the Davidsonville Green Expo on March 23, 2019 from 11 am-4 pm at Homestead Gardens.
Just in time for my seedling to move outside. The whole family (including our 9-year-old's best friend) got in on the greenhouse project yesterday. This small (and beautiful) solution to getting veggie and flowers in the ground a little earlier is the perfect addition to the Farmette. I opted for a greenhouse in box by Shelter Logic. The package said two people and two hours, it was more like 6 people and 3 hours but the weather was fine so we enjoyed the time working together.
The youngest flock of laying hens moved into their new fence in their mobile chicksaw tractor this weekend. Speaking of anticipation, they should be ready to lay the first cute and definitely "small is beautiful" eggs within the next few weeks. Check out my post on "What is a pullet egg?" if you don't already know. Fingers crossed they will be ready in time for Easter.
In the meantime, "the girls" in the adult flock are busy laying their rainbow of medium and large sized eggs. Eggs are available by reserving online or on the weekends in the self-serve cooler at the end of the driveway. Just a note, eggs are available for pick up during the week if you order online. You will receive an email when they are ready to go. If you want to reserve in advance but pay with cash just select the "manual" option at the check out.