Yes, things are always changing, always growing at Aagaard Farms, in the summer season. What was a chick in the hand two months ago is now a big, healthy Ameraucana hen. The one classically golden chick in our flock of forty has grown up to be a healthy, rather large all-white Ameraucana hen! These Ameraucanas are quite impressive birds but I fear the only white is getting picked on, or shall I say pecked on, because she really stands out from the crowd of black, gray and beige birds. When we consider the growth in just two months, it really is tremendous! On a day-to-day basis we're not really aware of the change; it's not until we look at some photos from the beginning of June that we realize just how quickly they grow up!
The hoop house, too, is a cause for wonder. From a sparse planting in June of well-spaced tomatoes and peppers to the jungle we have today, it is quite astounding! The hoop house is proving to be very productive and we hope it will extend our season for at least a few weeks, if not a month! Pretty soon we'll need a machete to work our way in to harvest! The sweet potatoes, planted between tomatoes, are doing very well, but that's another blog post! How are things growing in your area?
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!