Today I am feeling the slightest bit lost without a massive project in the works or my partner in crime here to spur things forward. We made incredible strides over the weekend on two new low hoophouses, a 60 footer and a 140 footer.They are modeled after one we saw at Bare Mountain Flowers
this October. A day or two more and they’ll be all covered and ready to receive their first batch of baby plants. I got a little over zealous with the post hole digger, trying to work on my “guns” and now can barely move my arms. Ha,ha,what a dork!
Elora learned to drive over the weekend. She took the pickup down the road and back a few times (with Dad in the passenger seat of course) and then tilled a whole bunch of ground for me with the tractor. Watching her fear and uncertainty slowly melt as confidence and pride came in was so very inspiring. Now maybe she can teach me how to run the tractor ;)
So far the new greenhouse heater is cruising right along. The warm space is already bursting at the seams with thousands and thousands of baby seedlings. Spring has certainly sprung and planting season is just around the corner. Size 8 here I come!
I’m thrashing around a bit, trying to figure out what next months Growing For Market column will be on. Flower farmers, any burning questions or topics you want me to dive into? I’m all ears!