Monday, 18 April 2011

Trying to Get Caught Up

by Throwback at Trapper Creek

I was hoping to come up with an informative post, or some snappy tutorial for my post this week. But I just can't seem to get caught up with spring time jobs. Our cool temperatures and constant rain have us about 3 weeks behind schedule compared to last year.

The first week of grazing is behind us and the cows and I have settled into our new schedule.

My mid-April schedule looks like this on the farmstead:

Pot on warm weather vegetable crops such as tomatoes, peppers and annual garden flowers.

Do the same with the slow growers such as celeriac and herbs.

Continue sowing successive plantings of brassicas and salad greens.

Move the cattle daily to fresh pasture.

Prepare deep bedding for the chick brooder/hoophouse - chicks arrive in one week.

Check over chick equipment - clean, repair, or replace as needed.

Order broiler mash.

Work on next winter's firewood/cleanup storm damage.

Wait patiently for warmer weather.

How is spring shaping up in your neck of the woods? Is your mid-April list similar to mine?