Started the first two fermentations for the spring. A Chilean pinot noir and a French merlot. Will follow-up with a California sauvignon blanc and an Italian pinot grigio. Compressing wine making a bit this year by starting primary fermentation of the second two a week after moving the first ones into carboys.
First round of spring planting is in the books. Radishes, lettuce, celery, carrots, onions, green onions and spinach. It snowed on the plantings first thing this morning but by evening when I was done all looked good and there are no more freezing temperatures forecast in the next couple of weeks.
Grow bags get here on Friday and I’ll use them for potatoes and some more carrots. Also get the lights mounted to start the mid-season crops from seed next week as well.
During the normal busy course of my life I’ve found it hard to keep up on posting the goings on here at Oak Moon Farm. There’s certainly been plenty happening but when we’re only here on weekends most of the time seems to be taken up doing those things rather than talking about them on the site. But 2020 has changes all of that.
As of last week things are completely turned around. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us, as well as many others, to work from home. We have to socially distance ourselves from people to flatten the curve of the spread. For us that means staying at Oak Moon except when my wife has to get payroll out for the folks at Gerstner Electric. So it seems like an appropriate time to start doing a better job of relating what we’re doing here to others. Maybe it will give others ideas of projects they can undertake. Maybe it will just provide people with a little something fun to read. Or maybe it will just be something the grandkids can read after we’re gone to better understand these crazy times.