Planting Begins!

We are thankful for every sunny day we get as the ground is drying out after winter. Things are now dry enough to start planting some cold hardy transplants out! All our leeks and onions are now in the ground. Greenhouses are also starting to be seeded in preparation for our first harvests in June.

Planting Helpers

A number of people of busy planting an transplanting on the farm! Here are a few of the hands hard at work!

Mud-luscious

In Just – by E.E. Cummings in Just- spring     when the world is mud – luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and…

Spring Seedlings Emerge from the Basement!

For the past three years of starting our own seedlings  for the farm, we have graduated from the basement to a new “sunroom” fully equipped with potting bench, warming racks, grow lights, running water, and heat! It is quite an upgrade, which we hope will be reflected in the quality of our seedlings. It is certainly easier…

Spring Planting

Spring planting is well underway! The temperature looks promising well into June, so we are in crazy planting mode. Probably 50% or more of the crops are already in the ground. Perfectly timed spring rains are also helping with the process! We are thankful for the Lord’s good provision.

Chester-Andover Youth Group

On May 16th the Chester-Andover youth group gathered at Abundance Acres for a few hours of work in the field. The group was participating in the ‘30 Hour Famine‘ by World Vision. The youth raised money during this effort for World Vision which uses the money to combat hunger worldwide. Rather than just ‘sit around’…

Planting Time!

As much as we love snow, we were very eager to see it leave and the bare ground appear. The promise of spring is everywhere as bulbs of various kinds sprout. Bulbs of our own (Garlic) that we planted last fall is already showing its leaves. The ground is still wet, but we were very…

New Life

Planting seeds in the middle of February, while the snow is several feet deep and the promise of spring seems distant, is an act of faith. In general, scattering precious seeds onto bare soil at any time, is a deed of surrender. The seeds may or may not germinate. The work and money invested into…

A Fall Planting

While most crops are gearing down for the winter, garlic is gearing up! This past week we prepared a bed of garlic, some 300ft. We planted two varieties of hardneck garlic. Marino (a purple) and German (a porcelain). The 10lbs of heads filled our bed with only a few cloves to spare. A grass and…