Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 Kicking Mule CSA is SOLD OUT!

And we have you to thank! We are pleased to report that we have filled our available shares for the 2010 CSA season. We look forward to growing food for 15 shares and our local community farmers market this season.

I have attached some photos of our work in progress on the hoophouse. Our goal is to have it up and ready by the end of this month. Our house is full of seedlings of celery, red bulb onions, leeks, various tomatoes and eggplant and peppers. Green shoots push through rich soil at first slowly, and then overnight seem to burst towards the light. We urge them along and give them a helping hand in the watering department.

The snow is all but gone now. I have to say I don't mind if I don't see it again soon. This winter was long and I am absolutely loving the sunshine and warm up that we have enjoyed lately. I cannot wait to get into the garden, and we already have a list of wonderful friends that are gearing up to come and help with planting. We are blessed.

Thanks for your support!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March in MN

We are almost to spring and almost filled with memberships! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have quite a few new members that have heard about us from last year members, which is the highest compliment we can hope for. Thank you for your trust in us, we are gearing up for a great season.

We will be in the April/May Seward Co-op publication, The Sprout, which will give co-op members a bit of information on our farm and our CSA. We will be at the Seward Co-op CSA Fair on April 24. If we have not personally met you yet, please come to the fair and meet us and many other CSA farmers from MN and WI. We know a few of the other farmers and it should be a lot of fun to see what everyone is up to. If you are still undecided about where you are going to get a CSA, it is a great place to make an informed decision, as there are loads of great hard-working farms represented there.
Currently we are busying ourselves with starting seedlings and getting our hoophouse up and going. Frances played the part of sow midwife last week as her grandpa welcomed 11 new piglets into the fold. She sat directly behind the sow and caught piglets, taking them to the mama to nurse. I see large animal vet in her future! Miles is working on the pork side of things and helping his grandpa with their website and blog for his enterprise, Miles of Pork. In Stephen's "spare time" he is installing a new bathroom with a tub! Oh glorious bath tub!!
Life is good and we continue to count our blessings. Winter has been hard this year, as poor weather has made for many days spent indoors and not many visitors or visits. We are looking forward to spring!
Here are a few photos from the season: