Yesterday the air was warm and still until around noon, when the wind picked up. But we had plenty of excellent help and enough time to stretch the plastic over the newest and largest of the hoophouses.
Weather keeps changing, and being uncooperative! We are now going for monday and tuesday, the 16th and 17th, starting around 9.
Again, please email Matt at email@example.com if you want to come out.
Maybe you’ve never seen those words strung together, and hopefully we’ll never have to say them again, but the time has come to dig up those fruit trees that are still hanging around at Mathewson Farm.
Even more pressing is the need to stretch the plastic over at least one of the hoophouses at the new farm. For that we need a decent gathering of folks on a warm or warmish day that’s NOT WINDY. Wednesday looks perfect. Will you join us? We will make sure it’s not just drudgery! If you come by between 10 and 4 we’ll have snacks and beverages.
Matt will lead the plastic stretchery and if there’s enough people, I will lead an expedition to dig trees up the road.
The sooner we get those hoophouses finished the sooner we plant them the sooner we have sweet winter vegetables for you.
And you can re-up your CSA membership or 2015CSAInfoandcontract when you come out.
Here’s how they are looking as of friday afternoon:
these 2 were “working hard”
Hope to see you on Wednesday! To make sure we have enough people at the same time for plastic stretching, get in touch with Matt so he can make a schedule. I don’t want to have to do a “doodle poll” so email him what time you can be there: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hooray for progress!
Last week we had our first work day/potluck/party at the new farm and it was awesome! Folks came by throughout the day, with the largest group in the late afternoon. Many beds got weeded, and many more got planted. There was a great group of kids enjoying the kiddie pool and playing badminton. And Matt and Elisabeth organized the food and drink, thank goodness! So good to have their help, and these are Elisabeth’s photos:
If you are in the CSA, expect an email this friday!
Thanks to you we met our goal for memberships this month and the greenhouse is finished! It’s filling up with starts and the field has been harrowed once. Another section of the land has been cleared of brush and small trees and will be planted with blueberries and other perennials.
This month we could use your help moving some of the bigger things from Mathewson Farm. I will be scheduling some work days after Mothers Day and will post the details here on the blog. But if you have some time before then get in touch with Matt at (401)481-6115. We continue to seek more members for this years’ CSA as well. Summer will be here before you know it, even if it doesn’t feel like it today!
Matt’s been working on finishing up the new lean-to greenhouse. Since this picture was taken, the remaining hoops were installed and one of the end walls is up. Later today we should be getting a load of gravel for the floor.
Next we’ll stretch the plastic and begin moving the little plants in there! He’s started the tractor work this week too. And we still need to move the hoophouses, and, of course, planting! Every one of these projects has expenses, and they are all happening at the same time!
This year more than ever we need your CSA payments as soon as possible. So if you were thinking about signing up this year, here’s all the info: 2015CSAInfoandcontract
Five more members by the end of this month will keep us on track through this crazy transition. We look forward to hearing from you!