Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Spencer giving the low-down on what we have to sell
Our spinach, which we planted last October just for this reason! It's so nice to have new spinach at the first market; people are ready for local spring greens - wait 'til next week when we have big beautiful heads of boston lettuce!
We also had our beautiful microgreens and wow-ed the crowds with this nice splash of color - Garnet Amaranth. It's a beautiful microgreen that we decided to sell separate from the microgreens, since our stand was feeling pretty green with the spinach and plants. They were sure a hit!
That's it for now - we'll put up new pictures as we plant more, harvest more, and start the week with our new employee, Liz Grant! Should be a fantastic week. I leave you with a nice early Spring picture of our field before we've planted much, and before I disked in the rye. To me, this picture represents the potential of the season! Grow on!
Mara pulling out all the staples they used to attach the carpet pad to the floor.
Here we go! The old polyurethane came up easily and revealed a BEAUTIFUL white oak floor.
The newly painted and sanded office!
Spencer happily varnishing the office floor! We used an oil/wax varnish on our floors - all made with plant-based oils and waxes. This was recommended for our floors to harden and protect them. It soaks in and leaves a matte finish, which we love. They will harden over the next 3 weeks, and then we will buff them with a gel wax. We can't believe what a huge difference this has made to how the house looks!
Here's the office now being lived in - we're slowly unpacking.
The finished bedroom! We're having fun shopping for rugs and furniture. Mr. Smeems certainly feels at home!
We applied for a permit to start building our deck, and install a patio door - should begin in mid-late June. If you're in the area in July, come on over for a BBQ! More pics as we get the other rooms finished. Happy warm weather, everyone!