Well, it is April 6th, and in north Idaho we are still waiting for spring. Oh yeah, the usual signs are all around — tulips are pushing up, grass greening up – but the temperature certainly is not up. As eager as I am to get out there and do something in the yard, Mother Nature has kept me inside.
It was a tough decision between going with 4 month old pullets and having eggs at the end of May; or fuzzy chicks to hand raise and get eggs in September. Since we still have two big girls, we went with chicks.
Between hail storms I have managed to plant arugula, lettuce and radishes in one covered bed (they are popping up like mad) and onions and shallots in another bed (uncovered). Still have lots to do…understatement with 50+ tomatoes staring back at me!
Hope you have all wintered well! Let me know what your 2011 garden plans are and how your livestock is doing!!