Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Farmwife's Journal - June 6th

The past five days have been a whirlwind!  Spring is a busy time on the farm!
Last Thursday we hired some boys to come and help out with the weeding.  Boy was that a huge help! :) They did a great job!
Friday we had our market, in our garage...again, but the roof is on the market building, so we will be able to start having the market in there now. :) 

Saturday the guys worked on the building all day.  Em and I finished planting a few herbs and flowers.
Most of the garden is in, but planting is something we continually do throughout the summer. 
Sunday, after church, we enjoyed a much needed break with friends.  The kids swam in their pool while the adults visited. 
Due to the heat wave we are experiencing we spent a lot of time watering yesterday....and of course weeding...there is always weeding to do on an organic farm. :)  Then we took our overworked bodies to the chiropractor for a family visit. :) 
Today was filled with more watering, weeding, and working on the building. 
This morning, we were excited to picked up our turkeys at the post office!  We don't have to worry about any of them getting too cold today.  It got up to 102 degrees here!  Emily has been so worried because the number one cause of death for bunnies is heat stroke. :(  They are currently enjoying fans blowing on them and ice packs in their cages.  She also took it upon herself to put Jackson in the entryway of the root cellar where it's about 50 degrees.  She is such a good mother. :)
Here is a picture of what Jonny and I found in the asparagus patch. 

As I was picking asparagus, I saw something go hopping across the ground.  I thought it was a large toad.  Then it flew away.  I looked in the straw on the ground and found this sparrow's nest.  I didn't know that sparrows would nest on the ground.

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