Things have been really slow around the farm these days. We're less than patiently waiting for the weather to clear up so that we can do some field work. I tried to do some field work early last week and immediately got stuck which is no surprise. Things are just too wet to get the tractor into the field.
We took time this weekend to catch up on paperwork, relax and wander around our property. It's kinda funny, but we've never walked the 8 or so acres that are behind our house! That land is so grown over we just never had a chance to go back there.
It's likely that we're gonna let this area be reclaimed by nature. We don't need it for crop production and it will be fun to see it grow back into forest over time. Ross and I are major bird nerds and carry our binoculars with us whenever we go walking. We saw a Northern Flicker woodpecker which was really exciting (seriously, we're giant bird nerds). We also explored the old tobacco barns tucked in the woods.
Through there's not much we can do outside right now, we have been busy planning for the upcoming season. We are also steadily growing microgreens and shoots in the greenhouse and selling them at market. Come visit us on Saturdays at the Chapel Hill Farmers Market and Western Wake Farmers Market and pick up a box (or two) of our yummy microgreens!
Ross and Jillian Mickens are the owners and operators of Open Door Farm located in the North Carolina Piedmont.