Sunday, April 22, 2012

Helpers for the Future

A lot of you know that I have been having a lot of back issues the last couple of years. In about 3 weeks, I will be going into the hospital for a bit. For that reason Mike Brabo of Vesterbrook Farm  is going to bring a crew out on Saturday April 28th to help me get a leg up on the season by planting the biggest part of the warm weather crops.
By the same token, my sister Charli is going to bring out a group from Concord Church on Sunday the 29th and we are going to have a Farm Maintenance day.
Saturday we will be tilling and planting tomatoes, peppers and okra.
Sunday we will be grape pruning, strawberry weeding, raised bed filling and removing saplings. Sometime in those 2 days we will hopefully be laying down weed barrier also and planting some flowers for this year's cut flower crop.
Lunch will be provided. The menu will be Quiche and Salad. The quiche made from our own farm fresh eggs and veggies, the greens for the salad from local sources.
Vicki Lander formerly of Earth Dance will be here lending her expertise.
For those of you wondering, these are the types of tomatoes that we will be planting;
Heirlooms:Black From Tula, Paul Robeson, Black Plum, Principe Borgese, Amana Orange, Chocolate Cherry, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Green Zebra and Pruden's Purple. Possibly a few others.
Hybrids- Early Girl, Lemon Boy, Pink Girl , Sun Gold, Sun Sugar and Jet Star.
We will also be planting the Heirloom Okra, Red Burgundy. Most of the plants put in the ground are grown here, all are grown in organic potting mix using seed from mostly organic seed sources.
Speaking of that, while Mike is here he will also be doing an inspection for the continuation of our Certified Naturally Grown certification.

If you plan on coming out, please be sure to wear the proper protective clothing and bring gloves. The temps are supposed to be in the low 80's. I don't use bug spray for mosquitoes or chiggers so if you need it, please bring your own. If you prefer your own tools, trowels and clippers are welcome. We will have green tea and water on hand.

How to get here:
Take 44W to Exit 247/Union
Follow Hwy 50W Approximately 17 miles
when you see the Phillips 66 in Beaufort on L, slow down
Turn R on 185N just past Voss Conoco Building.
Go 9/10ths of a mile. Turn R at grey 2 story house.
If you get to Lutheran Church Road, you've gone too far.

Any questions, call 573-259-1533

Come on out and support Local Food.

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Sam and Bill

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