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Really! More Ice!!!

Posted 2/5/2011 10:50am by Gayle Ganser.

I realize that during a typical year most people have tired of winter by now. However, this year must be a record breaker. Even the most die hard cold weather lover must be growing weary. This past week Steve, Tina and I were to be at the Mid Atlantic fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Hershey, PA for three days. We were fortunate to actually get to one day, the last day. The rest of the week was spent shoveling, chipping and scraping. Our driveway at the farm is very long and keeping that clear has become a true challenge. This morning is the worst. I went down the hill with my ice grips on to feed my miniature donkey Noah and even with the grips had great difficulty. I guess it will be another day of inside cleanup and work. We were able to get out yesterday and visit my daughter Monica in Manayunk. Our son Joe joined us and we had a wonderful birthday celebration for her at a local restaurant.

We have just ordered a new 30' by 185' high tunnel which should be arriving Feb. 16th. Our hopes are to have this erected and ready to plant in by April. We had received a grant towards the cost of a high tunnel and needed to use it by May. Steve thinks we are crazy putting up such a large structure during a very busy time in the greenhouses, but we hope to have lots of help. I think this is a good move. We will be able to start tomatoes andpeppers much earlier and harvest much sooner than conventional growing outside. Plus we can extend the crops longer in to the fall. Keep posted for updates and pictures on construction.

For now its back to paperwork. Keep safe and warm. Think spring and beautiful Eagle Point flowers for your gardens!!!