Our alarm clock went off bright and early this morning. My lovely husband turned to me with sleepy eyes and said ” Are you ready to grow some food?”
Armed with a 50 lb bag of potting soil, high spirits, and 5 cups of coffee in our systems things began to get real.
Growing food is a crazy good thing. We seeded over 2 thousand onions, 250 shallots, and 500 leeks. In the next couple of weeks we are going to add a lot more to that list. Lots of leafy greens are around the corner. Let the sleepless nights begin!
Since we don’t live up at the farm (yet) we have decided to start seeding at our house. We built a small greenhouse in our yard and we will transfer the seedlings to our bigger greenhouse up at Tumbleweed in the next few weeks.
I can’t tell you how GOOD it feels to get our hands dirty again. I miss dirt under my fingernails and it has officially returned!
Our newest obsession is checking the temperature of the greenhouse every 5 minutes. There goes our social life!!!!
After our onions were seeded we said a silent prayer. Fingers and toes have never been crossed so hard!
Obviously you can’t seed your first crop of the season without a little bubbly.
Cheers to another farm season and hopefully a fruitful one!
Eggplant falafel stacks are on the menu for tonight. Check out the recipe here.