Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Celebrating Arbor Day and working all weekend

#Arborday We planted 14 trees and shrubs this weekend.  Kathy moved 6 red buds from the old house they may or may not live but with the wet weather she was able to get the roots out so we are hoping for the best.  We also planted 2 hazelnut trees, 2 pecan trees and 2 Saskatoon blueberries.  Today our nephew Carter brought over a couple of choke cherry bushes that he got at school for Arbor Day.  They don’t have a place for them but we found one.

Kathy planted about 8 rhubarb plants that were given to us and we got more work done on the chicken run.  I got the west fence up and we put posts for the east fence and decided that we were going to put a door/gate into the chicken run.  We will be able to get into the chicken run without going through the coop.20160501_184846

About GI Acres CSA

GI Acres is located on the western edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. The garden takes up about half of an acre. We also have chickens, rabbits and bees

Our farm is not USDA Certified Organic and we do not anticipate applying for such status. We strive to produce healthy vegetables using natural methods of fertilizing, building soil, and controlling pests such as insects and weeds. Those healthy vegetables will begin in mid to late May with herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. During the season you can expect a variety of greens, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and potatoes along with tips about how to cook and preserve your weekly share. The season will conclude in late September or early October. We aim for a 20-week season.

We did not grow up on farms but we did grow up in families with large gardens, eating a variety of fresh produce and canning/freezing the excess. We have maintained the tradition of growing and preserving food for our family for the past 20+ years. GI Acres is our attempt to share that passion for good food with our community.