It is crazy to think about but the above headline is kinda true. Even though Christmas is a week away the spring rush is closing in upon us. That means that planning for next years crops is already in the works. We just recieved our first shipment of seed from Gurney's. We got enough to get us thru the spring and summe rplanting seasons. Next thing on the list is to find a tiller that we can purchase or one to rent so We can plow up the fields. We currently have the cows out on the plot where we will have the garden and they are doing some fertilizing for us but we will soon have to rope them out of the area to give it a little less hoof preasure. Again as we stated earlier it is our goal to grow all of our own meat and veggies for 2011 and beyond so we have been working extra hard to prepare the ground in the right way.
As with our cows we will be practicing a sustainable approach to our garden meaning no pesticides for use. We will do all of the weeding either with a tiller or by hand (both is more likely) and will plant in aoordance with the organic practices to take natural allies together (e.g. tomatoes and cucumbers).
Spring also means that we can hear the chirping of little chicks in our future. We will be getting about 100 broilers in the mail to raise and use for chicken (yum!). Out on pasture of course in a salatin style pen. If anyone of our friends in Tennessee would like to buy some feel free to drop us a line on the blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since we are not looking to get into too much federal regulation we will sell you the live bird and then dress it for free if you so desire. Again, in order to do this you must pre order the birds otherwise we fall into all sorts of govt regulations. As we all know the government is good for about nothing and food inspection is unfortunatly not any diffrent. Note the egg salmanila breakout earlier this year. Again this is why we have stuck out on this path and hope that we can grow a good customer base to support Logan's goal of staying at home with the kids. If you like what we are doing than support a family like ours in your local area. You can find people who believe in sustanable agriculture at eatwild.com or do a goole search for grass fed.