This weekend Mark worked on the growing room-an 8' x 10' room inside our large metal building. This is where we will start seeds and do some initial transplanting. I got to assist with putting up the foil vapor barrier. We covered all of the walls and ceiling with this shiny foil that will keep moisture from the walls and reflect light for growing. I also had the not-so-pleasurable experience of tracking down the ammonia smell in the chicken coop-seems I hadn't raked the shavings in the corners for quite some time--the raking allows air to damp shavings. So, once the wet shavings were removed, the air is fresh again. Live and learn. We still have two distinct flocks of chickens. I hope they come together as one someday.....don't they know they are all created equal and this is Martin Luther King's birthday weekend.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.