Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Things a-growing!

Greetings all!  Taking a brief moment on this rainy morning to post a few photos updating you all on the happenings at Parker Family Farm.  We had our first markets of the season this past week.  We will be attending markets in Brewer and also our newly formed Farmer's Market in Hampden in the parking lot of Schachts.  Here are some photos Emily took when she and the children came out to the market for a visit.

 Also, this weekend was another round of letting the cows out.  John purchased a couple more steers at an auction last week and then another arrived the next day that had been purchased and was waiting arrival at the farm.  Here they are being let out from their welcome pad onto fresh, lush pasture.
 As you can see, they don't take long to get acquainted with the grass.
 Testing the waters...
 During one of our family dinners this week we had a great opportunity to sample some of our hard work.
 Coming soon to a market near you!  Parker Family Farm Snap Peas are here!
 We are trying a new lettuce mix from High Mowing Seeds this season.  It looks great in the garden.  We'll have to see how it does on the plate!
 The seedling house is getting crowded!
 The grapes are doing what grapes do.  We just had to add some more trellis so they now have the space to roam about from east to west.  We hope to have a full trellis of plump clusters of table and wine grapes by August and September respectively.  They are looking good now at least.

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