Milky Way Farm
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OFF SEASON "DROP-IN" DAYS
A few hens enjoying their new home in our portable rickshaw style coop.
We built an easy access hatch on the outside for egg removal.
We were able to bring some ancient rhubarb plants from the home farm, and thankfully they all survived the move.
We recently returned to the old farm on Plank Line to harvest our garlic, planted last October.
We are now just around the bend from the Sweaburg Swamp, south of Woodstock.
It may be small, but we have big plans for this piece of land!!
Jesse simultaneously filling sand bags and digging us an irrigation pond, one trowel at a time.
A map showing our future plan, with pasture in front, 9 veggie fields, a greenhouse, and a pond.
We are using large plastic silage tarps to help kill off the perennial pasture grass where our veggie beds will be next year.
Rhubarb has made a miraculous recovery, and is the first crop established in what will be our perennial orchard windbreak strips.
A view of the front field from the shed.
Garlic is hanging to dry in the shed. This year we harvested around 2100 bulbs of Music, a hardneck variety.
Jesse is using our new Berta rotary plow to create raised beds.
Adding composted manure to a field block before planting an oats & peas cover crop.
First steps in preparation for the new greenhouse, attempting to adjust to slope that exists on the majority of the property.
Oats & Peas are the first cover crop to germinate this fall.
Jesse marks rows for planting garlic.
And the garlic is in for 2018!!! 8 beds this time, each 50′ long.
Jesse is trying out a flex-tine rake for weeding thread-stage weeds, and aerating the soil surface in the hoophouse. Spinach is growing very slowly by this time of year (early December).
And we have a new logo! Courtesy of the very talented Amanda over at amandadevries.com
And the new greenhouse project is underway! This daunting cathedral will house tender greens over winter, and tomatoes and peppers all summer, as well as provide us a cosy place to start seedlings in the springtime.
The beginnings of our orchard arrived just as some early snow did in November. Here sisters Rhea and Emalee and nephew Jack brave the cold to get the job done.
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Well the weather didn't quite cooperate today, but we will still have our drop-in veggie market set up in the greenhouse for a few more hours until 8pm, for those brave enough to face the roads.
Sign up for our Summer CSA program by this Friday and receive a free bag of carrots or beets! Come by our drop in market (this Thursday from 4-8pm) to get some fresh greens and other veggies, sign-up for a share, and get your free goodies. For more details, follow link in bio. #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #woodstockon #oxfordfresh #csafarm
Milky Way Farm Newsletter #8 (February 2020) (Link in Profile) - International CSA Day is February 28th this year - Join us in celebrating this day of the local farmer by signing up for a CSA share early. Members who join before #CSADay will receive a bonus bag of carrots or beets as a thankyou. Stop by our "drop-in" day next Thursday, February 27th from 4-8pm to learn more about our CSA Program, sign-up, and pick up some fresh veggies.
2020 tomatoes are growing fast, and nestled in to their cozy space in their greenhouse within the greenhouse. We keep them on our PEX hot water heated table, covered with row cover and plastic at night. Peppers are hanging out in the house for now under lights.
Jesse is bring some giant beautiful radishes with him to the Kitchener Market tomorrow, among many other fresh greenhouse goodies. Don't miss out!!
Hello #oxfordcounty #woodstockont #ingersoll, #Sweaburg and area, the whole crew has been out harvesting fresh greens for the first of our winter veggie drop-in market days! Come by the farm tomorrow Thursday Jan. 30th from 4-8pm to get some #oxfordfresh salad mix, arugula, spinach, radish and so much more (including eggs and lots of storage crops)! Pick-up will be in the greenhouse, watch your step as there are slippery spots on the driveway.
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