|Here we are in front of the greenhouse.|
Image Copyright Rachel Gottfried
She was intrigued by the pile of weeds and Christmas trees that we feed to our animals. They all love the weeds. The goats are still de-needling trees, with two more left to go. They've eaten well over twenty of them. I'm saving the trunks to build a rustic fence, possibly by the area I want to start a food forest garden beneath the mesquite trees.
This year, we plan to grow enough produce to supply both restaurants and possibly start a CSA (community supported agriculture) program to offer surplus produce and ranch products to future members. If you are interested in joining a CSA this spring, please email me and let me know. It's still in the planning stages so your input will help! I can be reached at traci_markou (at) yahoo.com
While the garden is mostly "sleeping" for the winter, things are really taking off in the greenhouse. Yesterday all the cucumber sprouts started poking their heads out of the dirt. The zucchinis are in the lead, and the tomatoes keep sneaking up as tiny sprouts that I have to get close up to see.