A NEW LIFE IN A NEW YEAR!Farm Events
Today we had our first baby calf of the season! African Blossom had a baby girl this morning at 9:20 am. It is so exciting to see a new little one up and wobbling around getting used to it’s new legs! Going for it’s first drink of mothers milk. It doesn’t seem to matter how many baby calves I’ve seen born; it still seems like a little miracle every time, puts a smile on your face. Pretty soon it’ll be running around the barn yard playing; so happy to be alive! That is the most exciting news of the day.
Lot’s of planning has been done and the seeds for this seasons garden are being ordered, it’s so exciting to ruffle through the catalogues, but now we are finally finished. There are a lot of exciting new varieties, as well as our favorite veggie varieties from last year on the list.
I have joined the CRAFT (Collabrative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, the Kawartha node) program which links farmers with people who wish to do internships on farms to get real hands on training as to what farming entails. It is also a great network of knowledge as there are many experienced farmers, who can share their own personal experiences in the field!
There are two young girls who are coming to the farm and learning the ropes with the horses and doing very well! It is finalized that my Aunt Helen is joining us on the farm in May. And Jane and I are getting ready for seedling production; as the onions will have to be started when February roles around.
I am keeping busy cutting and splitting wood, and doing farm chores for some of the neighbors! And I will be off to Guelph for the organic conference the week of the 28th; it’s always fun to get out and share info with fellow farmers and attend great workshops.
Anyhow, cheers for now! Hope all is well with everyone.