April 10, 2020

My Gaggle of Goslings

My two-and-a-half week old goslings are doing so well - eating, drinking, and enjoying all the sights and sounds of their new surroundings.

The six goslings are now down at the coops where they can be closely monitored until they are all big enough to join the other waterfowl. If you follow me on Instagram @MarthaStewart48, you may have already caught glimpses of them. As many of you know, I’ve had Pomeranian guard geese for many years. They keep watch over my chickens. I also have Sebastopol geese, Toulouse geese, and Brown African geese. They all get along extremely well and can always be found near each other in the coop.

Enjoy these photos and have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

 

April 9, 2020

Aerating and Seeding the Fields and Paddocks

Here in Bedford, New York, we’re expecting rain throughout today with temperatures in the high 50s - good weather for all the recent seeding we’ve done in the paddocks and hayfields.

When I moved to this farm, I designated three separate areas as hayfields and planted them with a mixture of timothy, orchard grass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and clovers - all great for producing quality hay. These fields are also well-maintained. The same areas are regularly treated with agricultural lime to correct any acidity of the soil, eradicate any noxious weeds, and raise the overall health of the land. And, most recently, the fields were aerated and over-seeded by field-expert and farmer, Alan Keeley.

Enjoy these photos.

April 8, 2020

Preparing the Vegetable Garden at My Farm

The vegetable garden here at my Bedford, New York farm is almost ready for planting.

Having a really good vegetable garden where I can grow lots of fresh, delicious and nutritious produce is extremely important to me. I share the vegetables with my daughter, my grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends. Every year, we spend a lot of time preparing the soil for planting - tilling the earth, adding natural fertilizers and building raised, well-aerated beds. Yesterday, I was out in the garden to check on its progress.

Here’s a video I did explaining this year’s garden layout - please enjoy it and the photos that follow.