Spring is here

UPDATE: Salt Fork Farms will not be on the Deluxe patio for the next two weeks, May 5th and 12th. We will only be at the Saturday Iowa City Farmers’ Market. Starting May 19th, we will be back at both locations. Thank you all for your input on the poll and your continued support of Salt Fork Farms. We look forward to seeing you at the ICFM this weekend.

Hi all! It’s good to talk to you again. Spring is here! Well, it has been for a while now, but the summer like weather was crazy and confusing. It’s nice to have a bit of spring before summer really gets here. So, with spring in full force, and Eric busier than ever, I’m on blog duty.

As Eric posted last week, things are really taking off. The green house is blooming, the gardens are starting to show signs of germination, and birds are starting to move out to the fields. As I type this, at 8:30 on Thursday night, Eric is finishing washing today’s eggs and getting ready to move the broilers (meat chickens) to the field. They have spent the first few weeks of their lives staying warm and growing in the brooder room. Tonight, Eric will crate up all 300 of them and put them in the chicken tractors out in the back pasture. I’m watching the lightening pick up and hope he gets done before any severe weather sets in.

With spring here, Milo is also getting out and experiencing new things. Today he walked, barefoot, over to the neighbors house. He told me all about how the grass, then the dirt and then the gravel felt. After we got home, I started a few chores near the barn. About 45 seconds later I hear, “Mama, I’m muddy,” said with glee. My only reply, “Yes, Milo, you are very muddy.”

After this, Milo experienced what a cold garden hose feels like.

See you all soon!

~Eve

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About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!
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