April 9, 2010

Springtime Arrives at the Farm

In practically no time at all, it’s gone from cold and rainy to hot and dry here in the Northeast.  The sudden change in weather and temperature has caused a major growth spurt.  And, as you can imagine, there is much to do around the farm.  Before the vegetable garden gets planted, I wanted to try an experiment using a soil steamer.  The purpose of steaming the soil is to rid it of certain problems and to encourage the growth of beneficial elements.  I also wanted to change the direction and the length of most of the beds, in hopes of more efficient gardening and a better crop yield this year.  Please enjoy this spring tour of my farm.