But we are strong, stubborn folks and have no desire to wait for the perfect weather. We have about 130 tomatoes growing in the sitting room that were planted on March 19th - over half will be sold to offset the cost of planting from seeds. Besides that we have litters of bunnies being born every other week and about one hundred laying hens and meat birds arriving in less than a week. If that doesn't force a change in the weather we don't know what will. You can thank us later for our positive influences!
Our plans for these warm months are plenty!!
-We are going to expand the rabbitry to give ourselves a little elbow room and establish a formal processing area. This addition will provide for more pen space so we may develop our white New Zealand lines further.
-We purchased a "cold" house and plan to have that constructed by August so we can plant cool weather crops and harvest greens throughout the winter months! We will be modeling our cold house growth after Eliot Coleman's in Maine.
-We have also started playing around with growing fodder to supplement the feed given to the chickens and rabbits. We are pleasantly surprised at how positive the initial results are...and the animals are even more eager to get their afternoon snacks!!
As always there is NEVER a dull moment at Song Away so stay tuned for fodder and cold house updates – and send us a note if you’d like some tomato plants!