Getting ready for April 28th market
Hope this crazy no winter but oh yeah winter weather has not thrown you off to much. I did get to replant 100 tomatoes that were frozen out and then heated to 65 the next day. No problem. just get the next tray out of the window and plant again in the cold frame. 100 Rose Tomatoes in ( again). Kale moving out to the freshly plowed and tilled acre. Radishes are up. Arugula is up, mizuna is up, the like it cold. Lettuce jumping now. New beans planted, sibley squash, sugar snaps, ( 2 rows 100 feet ) yeah.!!! Oh dang the trellis has to go in to. The Rabbits cant reach all of them if you trellis. Also, riased beds can keep the those fuzzy bunnys form getting in to the spinach. Fences don't stop them wascllly wabbits.
The sows are havy with babes, and the teats are hanging low. It won't be long untill there are 40 or 50 baby pigs runing all over the place. The cool weather was a plus for the plump piggys. They are Large Black Heritage hogs and are most happy at 50 degrees. Any warmer and they are looking for a shade tree or a wet spot. Cant wait until farowing day.
I will have fersh pork sausage hot and mild, bratwurst, porkchops, ribs, liver and soup/dog bones this Saturday at the Ashe county Farmers Market.. And, yes... I'll be cooking free little sausage bites for you folks who are unsure about how hot is hot. Mild to for the kiddies to try.
Hop to see you all there Saturday. 8 -1 rain or shine.....Who know about that. The weather man does not seem to. Mother Nature likes to play tricks on the predicters I've notice. Remember to come early the sausage seem to disapear quickly these days.
Eat well, stay healthy.