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Ground Breaking News! Literally!

Posted 3/18/2013 11:19am by Michael Melillo.

Spring is this Wed. officially, and we are raring to go!

On a chilly Sunday Rodney Hornbake, our industrious land owner and I, the land steward, broke ground for the first time since the inception of New Mercies Farm.  Using our newly purchased 853 BCS tractor and a low impact rotary plow we we're able to plow under 1/2 acre of cover crop. Not bad for a days work!


 

Meanwhile in the greenhouse...

Over 6000 seedlings of onions, broccoli, kale, napa cabbage and swiss chard are just as anxious to get their roots firmly rooting in that freshly plowed field!  Planting day is set for the day after Monday. No fooling!!!

We are currently brooding 68 chicks in our heated greenhouse that will be raised on pasture for eggs in the spring.  They are just two weeks old but have already quadrupled in size!