Spring has sprung

Good morning Salt Fork Farms followers! With the rain slowing and the sun shining, and no snow accumulating for over a week, I think it is safe to say that spring has sprung in eastern Iowa.

For us that means that Eric is up earlier, home later and we see less and less of him. It also means I am back on blog duty. I will try to work with Eric to post a recipe each week. If you all have a request, please let us know. We recently posted on Facebook how we make our own Mayo, and it seemed to be well received.

This time of year also means we are anxiously waiting for the ground to dry so we can get plants in the ground. Eric, Matt, and Renee have carefully cared for thousands of transplants over the last few weeks. We have one greenhouse and are looking forward to building a second. One for the transplants, and other for actual planting.

LettuceThese little lettuce plants are ready to go and hopefully they will get into the ground today, before the next round of rain comes.

 

 

 

 

Last weekend, we were fortunate enough to spend our Sunday planting onions with Chris and DeeAnn Grebner. The Grebner’s have a great gig going with The Farmer’s Table. If you haven’t heard of them, or been to an event, please check them out. They do great dinners at places like Fuel up in Mt. Vernon. We really feel fortunate to know them, work with them and benefit from their williness to help plant onions! Tiller

Eric and Milo getting the tiller ready.

 

 

 

 

 

Onions waiting to find their new home in the field.

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Thanks for stopping by. We are excited about this planting season. We hope you are too. 

~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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2 Responses to Spring has sprung

  1. Kim says:

    Eve, I love it when you do the blog posts,I love your pictures and I love what you have to say. Milo looks adorable in his hat, a mini man. 🙂

  2. saltforkfarms says:

    Thanks Kim! I’ll stay on top of it this year. Love you!

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