Monday, April 1, 2013


Greetings from Baker Heritage Farms;

A day late (and, as always, a dollar short) but at least we are posting.

Another weekend of rain. It rained most of Saturday and it poured Sunday morning.

No work in the fields again this weekend, but Donald did get some work done on the chicken coop. On Saturday, between the rain drops, he started finishing the gate and was able to complete the job Sunday. In addition to completing the gate, Donald opened up the hen house to get it dried out, and Danielle and Adam helped put a tarp over it to keep it dry. Half of the roof needs replacing as the plywood was bad and separated shortly after it was installed. We have the plywood but need some dry days to get it painted.

The chicks are ready for their new home, but they will have to wait. More rain and colder temperatures are expected later this week.

Half of the Chicks - they are now 31 days old.
On Sunday, Donald, Danielle, and Adam also moved around the seedlings so that we get more uniform growth. We are using a variety of lighting and some are not as warm as the others.

The picture is not great, but the seedlings are doing good.

This week we hope to work together on Debbie's homework for Beginning Farmers & Ranchers class - she needs to complete a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) for the farm, including internal and external factors.

We are also continuing to work on our Farm Food Safety Plan.

Hopefully we will get to prepare and plant some more plots next weekend (maybe).

Blessings from Baker Heritage Farms

"In the business of farming, it's not so important who gets there first as who gets there at all." Rural Wit & Wisdom

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