We decided that in order to fallow some ground, we need to open up another field. Dave has already cleared the land but we need to build the fence around it & plow up the sod. It's going to be more work, but Nick & I are psyched to do it, to see how to start a field from the beginning.
The second half of the day Nick & I drove to Poughkeepsie to pick up wood shavings for the chickens, make a larger copy of the farm map I traced, and drop off parsnips & celery root at the food bank. Poughkeepsie's a pretty depressing town, and in the rain it was at it's finest (saddest). I thought that the food bank would be kind of wary of recieving these strange, dirt-covered roots that have been sitting around for a while on the farm, but they were actually really excited that we were from a farm, and an organic farm! And they kept saying how good the vegetables smelled... looking on their shelves, I could guess they don't get much fresh stuff, at least not that time of the year.
I went out to a contra dance tonight. Met some other farmers, and some old friends. Really fun stuff, good fiddle playin'. Talked a little about sheep, goats. I'm considering getting a few to run on the pasture/lawn/cover crop around the farm. Need to do lots more research & talk to people. Tomorrow I visit another farm.
No tomato seedlings up yet.