Archive for April 9th, 2016

Movie at Lloyd Craft Farms Facebook page

Success!–Well almost success…I’ll take it!  I failed at downloading a movie onto http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com, but succeeded at downloading it and running it at Lloyd Craft Farms Facebook page–Check it out!

It’s a great movie of The Farmer with his latest ‘toy’–some guys like snowmobiles and four-wheelers…my Farmer?  He likes tractors and machines that save his strength and muscles for other work–Lord knows he has plenty to do!

The latest gadget is a wheel that mounts on the side of the Rain-Flo Mulch Lifter we bought three years ago.  **Before the Mulch Lifter all the beds had to be pulled up by hand–which is harder than it sounds.  The ground is rock solid at the end of the season…the mulch is set like concrete atop the raised dirt bed.  Hand lifting the beds would take a week to complete, and as the garden grew the job became more overwhelming.**  The lifter was a muscle and back saver:  Lifted the plastic mulch up out of the ground, but it still took a lot of time to pull the loosened plastic off the beds and pile them up to be disposed of.

NOWthanks to the ingenuity of Mr. Eric Anderson–the wheel mounted on the side of the mulch lifter rolls up the plastic and the drip line(s) as the bed is being lifted, and then the rolled plastic can be slipped off at the end of the bed…or when full!  (It’s a little more complex than just a wheel, but I’m a simple woman when it comes to understanding mechanical things–)

Thank you for labor saving machines that help the poor old Farmer!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

CSA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Just going over the Reservation List for the CSA–we have about 8 openings left for this year!  Pay before April 15th and take advantage of the Early Bird Fruit and Lettuce Voucher.  WOW– that is wonderful–  We should be able to cover most of the garden input expenses–Should carry us through until the wholesale sales volume builds up to cover the remainder of the costs of operating the 6 acre garden.

Still in need of help–  If you know of someone who loves to harvest, package, and bundle garden goodies and wants to work full-time have them get ahold of me:  craftterri@rtconnect.net or call 431-1219.

Want to help with Harvests….but as a Volunteer?  2 to 3 mornings a week, 7:00 to noon… Can pay a little or swap out in veggies.  🙂  call, text, or email.  Moms and older children invited–  🙂

Once we have filled the CSA openings, we will move to Phase TWO– arranging Pick Up’s and Deliveries, taking pre-orders for Canner’s Shares, and finalizing the rest of the CSA operation.

Garden plans are coming together!  Waiting for the potatoes which should be arriving next week…trying some new Fingerlings…PURPLE Peruvian and PURPLE Fiesta, and Russian Banana–  The Farmer and The Oldest Son have finished pulling up the plastic mulch from last year…will post a movie showing the new mulch wrapper than Mr. Anderson retrofitted on to the mulch lifter…look for it Sunday at the web site under the About Us, Update on the Farm page.  (Tried now but the file type is not supported–)  Pretty cool!

Well…hungry men crowding the office…gotta go!  The Farmer’s Wife