Been a crazy winter here. Just finished harvesting the last of the winter beet. Carrots, radishes and Komatsuna are just starting to come ready. Still enjoying leek and kale, but I fear my over-winter cabbages may not have made it through the winter.
The whole garden is desperate for lime, but I have been giving it as much wood ash as I can shovel out of the wood stove.
It's been exceptionally dry all winter. Usually we have rain every day from Nov through March, but not this year. The pond has only just finished filling up and shows non of the usual inclination to overflow this year.
Chicks arrive this week. It's a mixed bunch of heritage breeds and I'm very excited.
Other news: planing our seed order and getting a place ready for for starting tomatoes inside. Might start some other seeds too this year, but to be honest, I have a better germination rate with sowing directly in the ground.
Easter is middle of March this year, so we won't be able to get the potatoes in until the end of March and the VERY earliest. I'm not sure how much longer we will grow fingerlings on this property. The ground seems to be just lousy with black heart and blight, no matter where we plant them.
Have a feeling in my bones that we are in for at least one more snowfall. But even so, I'm still worrying away at the soil to get it ready for spring.