This Week on the Farm

Hello Friends, Family, and Neighbors! Mild weather has continued to be the theme in Ohio this winter so we have continued to work outside to prepare for the spring.

Plastic on the hoop houses for the new strawberries.
Carmine Jewel cherries before mulching
Carmine Jewel cherries after mulching

Other than the outside work, I have been doing a lot of research on flowers. Last year we decided to let the portion of the property that we have dedicated to permaculture, go uncut. We knew that there were several native plants, including milkweed and black eyed susans in the uncut area, so we cut a path and let the rest thrive. We also planted a couple rows of zinnias, sunflowers, and marigolds. Our insect pollinator population made a noticeable improvement, so this year we want to plant several types of wild and cut flowers. I hope to share some photos of the flowers this year.

That’s all for now…. Shalom!

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