2018 Farm Outline

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As a Blue Blood Super Moon rises over Leafhopper Farm, a stirring resonates across shadowed landscape; life is stirring all around. Seeds, who slept through winter (it’s usually short here), have begun awakening to lengthening days and warmer nights.

February:

-Finish stream buffer fence

-Inoculate logs

-Kidding (Brownie and Branwin)

-1st garden planting

-Select eggs for incubation

March:

-Acquire lambs

-2nd garden planting

-Native plant instillation

-Finish raised beds

-Chicks

April:

-Incubate duck eggs

-Establish WOOFers

-Tree isalnds

-Harvest spring greens/flowers

-Gardens, gardens, gardens

-Pigs?

May:

-Build duck and hen houses

-Set up pig rotations (tilling swales)

-4th planting of garden

-Continue spring harvest

June:

-Focused garden harvest

-Preservation of fresh food

-5th planting garden

July:

-6th planting gardens

-Harvest garlic

-Continue food preservation

-Fish for trout

August:

-Water gardens

-Harvest early apples

-Monitor animal systems

September:

-Earthworks Project

-Fall garden prep

-Harvest fruit

-Canning

October:

-Butchering

-CREP site prep

-Mushroom Spring

-Hunting Season

November:

-Final garden harvests

-Woodland maintenance

-Cover-crops down

December:

-Mulching projects

-Tree island replanting

-Log inoculation

 

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