Caterpillars and Compost

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

–Roald Dahl

Things are chugging along out at Street Fare Farm. Veggies (and weeds) are germinating, transplants are growing, and more and more is being planted. This past week, I seeded the second round of lettuce and the first rounds of squash, zucchini and cucumbers in the greenhouse, and just as soon as I’m done typing this up, I’m going to plant another succession of carrots, radishes, turnips, spinach, arugula, baby kale, and baby mustard out in the fields. Spring is here baby, and I ain’t lookin back!

I’m hosting another Bed Prep Bonanza out at the Lomax Incubator Farm next Thursday, from 8am til the works done! I really think it’s high time you all came out and played in the dirt with me! I have the fourteen 100 ft beds for my summer plantings under a tarp right now, smothering out some of the weeds growing there, but come Thursday, I’ll be peeling that off and wheelbarrowing out compost to add to the beds, putting out some fertilizer, and getting it all beautified for the summer veggies to go in the following week! I’m also VERY excited to announce that the 14 ft x 100 ft caterpillar tunnel that I ordered a couple weeks ago is due to arrive this coming Monday, so if we can get all the bed prep stuff done, we can have fun setting that thing up! I’ll be growing my tomatoes under there, and am excited to really amp up my tomato game this season, for I know how much you all love your maters! All volunteers will leave with eggs in hand, as well as all the microgreens you can carry away with you. I’ll treat you to lunch, and invite you back to my homestead for libations and chicken-gazing after the work has been completed. Click here to RSVP for the fun!

I’ll be back at the market tomorrow, and guess what?! I hear Miller’s and Sons are going to have strawberries! You better get there quick ‘fore I eat ’em all up! Don’t think I will? Dare me, I dare you! I’ll have Woodlot Raised, Non-GMO Eggs, Pea Shoots, Radish Shoots, Sunflower Shoots, Kale Shoots, and maybe another surprise? I don’t want to give it away, for it may not come to pass, but I can tell you this… WE’RE ABOUT 2 WEEKS OUT FROM VEGGIES!!! Get pumped. It’s go time.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and come see us tomorrow!


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