Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fields & Greenhouse #3 progress.....





More catching up with blogging. May was colder than I would have liked, but hey, you deal. Greenhouse #3 allowed us to bring on the early greens. Next will be early surprises like heirloom tomatoes and zucchini! All trial runs this year- we are experimenting!! I had to share early pictures of the greenhouse zucs, tomatoes (taken last week) & a nice snap of our field lettuce patch taken today! We will probably begin by cutting fresh romaine for the weekend! Busy, busy, busy! We have planted all our cucumbers, all tomatoes in, basil, eggplants, herbs, etc,etc. Ben just got finished seeding out some 'golden beets' too!! If that's not enough, I get the great news from Revenue Canada to expect an audit within the next few weeks! Yippee perfect timing!! I swear to god, why can't it be the dead of winter?.....anyhow we keep good books, so it won't take too long AND I usually use this opportunity to ask tons of questions. We had a payroll audit a few years back and as the farm's bookkeeper I am required to fill out a ton of various forms 'on time' like source deductions for employees and quarterly GST to name a few. I always have issues and questions. No time more perfect time for answers than having the government sitting right at your dining room table!!! You have to use these opportunities to your full advantage!! Fresh this week at market will be our field spinach.........and perhaps a government agent with a laptop looking over my shoulder..LOLOLOL!!!