Monday, February 4, 2013


Greetings from Baker Heritage Farms;

Another week has gone by and we are getting closer to planting season (and more behind). Started working on the seed order this past Saturday and had an issue come up that took priority. For us part-time farmers, timing is of the utmost importance.

This past week David worked on the road back to the pasture, clearing it out so that we could get the trucks down there without scratching them up.

David also put together some old cribs that our church had to remove and replace, and we will be using these for growing transplants (tomatoes and peppers). It appears that these will be very good for growing the transplants.

Saturday, David and Donald went out to get more fencing material. Picked up 8 more corner posts and 100 T-posts. We use corner posts for line posts as well, as they are much sturdier than line posts. We are placing the T-posts every 10 - 11 feet. Our purpose is merely to discourage wild (and domestic) animals from getting into the production fields. While we know we will not keep the deer out, we can at least discourage them (along with other methods we use, such as stringing old CD's along yellow caution tape throughout the fields).

While digging post-holes, we struck water. We hit water at about 2 feet, unfortunately, we have no way of knowing how deep the water is but at least we have a place where we can start looking at digging a well.

We hope to have our seed order placed by next weekend so we can plant somewhat on schedule. The weather has been ideal for planting.

Until next week,

Blessings from Baker Heritage Farms

Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

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