Friday, March 30, 2012

Tulips and stuff

Reminder- the Hammer's hide in the Greenhouse for some reason.

We had a lovely warm period followed by a cold snap- our tiny seedlings had to be put under Row cover and I've getting up 2-3 a night to stoke the fire of my heated greenhouse. This morning I learned that I fried the backup heater and the extension cord. Opps. There is something enjoyable about getting up in the wee hours, and enjoying the stars, the moon and the quiet. It is the getting back to sleep that is the hard part.
Needless to say I did get some planting done in my new greenhouse- all those lovely spring greens, but the watering was tricky from a rouge sprinkler and too short of hose. Another problem I have fixed.

Spring is not complete with out Purple crocuses

It's Time to plow

The first tulip of Spring, albeit miniature, It is from the set I forced- or woke up early. I love tulips and can never get enough of them- you will see why as they develop. I was a bit worried about blasting-which is the improper formation of the tulip bloom- which happens for a couple of reasons- mainly the in fluctuation of temperatures. So far so good.

The First Tulip

On another note, I went to see the screening of  To Make a Farm- a documentary following three young farmer's trying to create small scale organic operations. It was a wonderful and honest look into the reasons why they farm, what they farm and the learning curves that agriculture brings. It reminds me a lot of my own struggles and joys. Check it out if you get a chance.