Milky Way Farm
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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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First pick-up of the Fall CSA is happening now! 4-8pm. Stop in to check it out and pick up a few things. 484872 Sweaburg Rd.
There is still time to join our Fall CSA program and get your hands on some of these fresh fall goodies, among many more. It starts this Thursday, and runs for 10 weeks, every Thursday from 4-8pm. We offer free choice in vegetables, and flexibity on missed weeks, if you plan to be away. Sign up on our website milkywayfarm.ca #southwestoxford #oxfordfresh #veggiebox #eatlocalallyear #eatlocal #woodstockon #farmfresh #organicallygrown #eatyourgreens #healthybodieshealthyminds #foodbox #knowyourfarmer #supportsmallbusiness #supportyourfarmers #freshisbest
Overwintering #spinach in the hoophouse is now planted with some oats and peas #covercrops coming along nicely next door. Plus more #arugula, hakurei and pac choi in the greenhouse for fresh greens all winter. And the squash inspector completing some quality control on the #butternutsquash. #farmsmallfarmsmart #farm365 #oxfordfresh #woodstockont #woodstockon #kitchenermarket #sweaburgont
Reposted from @jaywayzer (@get_regrann) - Our greenhouse is a real multi-purpose space these days. It acts as our main wash station, provides growing space for almost all of our tomatoes and peppers, houses our seedling nursery, and at this point in the year becomes a curing zone for winter squash, and sweet potatoes. - #regrann
The greenhouse tomatoes and peppers are still happily pumping out, but it is also time to transition to winter plantings of salad greens and kale. It will be hard to pull the remaining tomatoes out in a couple weeks, but the reward will be fresh lettuce all winter long. #fourseasonfarming #eatlocalallyear #oxfordfresh #oxfordcounty
Our Fall CSA is right around the corner! Sign up on our website to get your share of farm fresh veggies including sweet potatoes (being dug today!), squash, garlic and so much more (like fresh greens!). Our Fall CSA runs for 10 weeks starting Thursday October 17th - December 19th, more details on the website! milkywayfarm.ca
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