Enjoyable work

Hello Farm Friends,

This week has been so much improved over last week's computer mess that I feel as if I am floating on air. Floating with sore muscles perhaps but floating none-the-less. Kels was on Spring Break last week and I do believe we harvested, weeded and replanted the world. The strawberries are all cleaned up from their winter slumber and ready to bloom, a few potatoes are in the ground along with fresh carrot seed, beets, cilantro, and best of all, a few rows of tomatoes and peppers went into our hoophouses this past week. Planting the tomatoes the second week of March is a lot like your child going with someone other than you away from you for the first time. I have known these seeds since December 31 and watched them grow and almost killed them with lack of water once and well a little bit of my soul was put into the ground across the road this week with a silent prayer that the cutworms would be kept away, ladybugs would defend them and that the cold would not harm my little guys. A bit over the top for tomatoes don't you think? Yeah me too, but I can't help it! It seems like there is a whole lot of hope riding on these little plants!

The lambs are here and that means Spring is official at Rocky Glade. So far about 10 little ones are on the ground with about 15 more ewes to lamb SOON! It is so much fun to watch the little ones find their feet. So far Dylem and Caleb still do not have any lambs to call their own, but again it will be SOON, hopefully. Dylem is getting impatient, but holding steady. The main thing to remember is that my ewe, being brown had a brown ewe, which means the brown genetics will live on here at Rocky Glade much to Jim's disappointment as he would love nothing better than to look out over a flock of all white sheep. I like to keep things interesting to say the least!

We hope you have a great week and enjoy the warmer weather. It is nice to go out without a ski mask on isn't it?
Julie

Summer CSA and Grass-fed Beef Reminder
Deposits are due for the summer CSA and Grass-fed beef by April 1. Thank you to those of you who have already sent in your payment. If you still need to do so and do not remember the amount, please send me an email. Thanks so much!



Stones River Market, Murfreesboro fresh food option
We are proud to be members of the Stones River Market, a member of locallygrown.net. This is a great advancement for farmers allowing customers to become members of an "online" market, choosing products from many area farmers, but picking up their orders in one location, with one bill and your food all ready to go! Please visit . Stones River Market Locally Grown to see this week's list of available items. Orders can be placed Sunday-Tuesday (you get an email telling you the market is open after you sign up!) Delivery in Murfreesboro is in the downtown area around Cannonsburg (where the old Farmers Market used to be). For more information, please visit the website and contact the market manager!

To order via Stones River, please visit their website.


On-line Farm Market
The ONLINE FARM MARKET will be closed THIS week

Franklin Farmers Market
The Winter Market is open! Hours are 9-12 each Saturday. Our plans are to be there every other week during the winter months. We will be at the market this Saturday. Few items available this week include lettuce, choi, shallots, kale, arugula and more!


Farm Life Blog
The beautiful side
Farm Life Blog


Photo of the Week
Little Lambies!
To see the photo of the week use this hotlink Photo of the Week


Have a great week!

Julie

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