We are keeping very busy on the farm this time of the year. I have to say that the weather has finally greatly improved and we are getting beautiful day now.
Last week, I managed to finally move our extra boar to the new farm for breeding. I did not need him since I bought a younger boar and he was just so huge in size.
Since then, I have managed to move all my pigs off of the pasture that they were this past winter so I can plant my sweet corn and the rest of the vegetables that did not get planted in the cool weather section of the garden.
Last night when I was tilling our field for planting, I had a situation that any farmer would say would be a nightmare t5his time of the year, my tractor just stopped working in the field! This kind of puzzled me as it has never gave me any problems before. Yes it is a 1971 Ford, though not new by any means, it is still a good working tractor. I am happy to mention that after waiting about 15 minutes trying to start it, I finally did manage to start again and I was able to continue preparing my field. It must be gremlins I joked in my tractor because I have been jumping the solenoid for the past 2 years to start it ever since the replacement solenoid went on it and suprisingly last night the solenoid started working again when I could not get the tractor started.
In other news, our meat chicks finally arrive last week and we will be expecting two litters of piglets in about two weeks. Ourt pigs that were born last November will be going in for processing in June. Our CSA will also start in June too.
I also met with a OSU graduate student in an entomology and she has selected us as one of 16 farms that she will be collect bugs at this year so she can write her thesis on insect in the vegetable garden, in particular squashes and corn section.