first planting 2013!

On Saturday April 6th we took a chance and planted our first few beds.  Looking at weather reports we could see rain coming soon and staying for some time.  We only had a small window to put seeds in the ground, so we took it.  Though the soil was dry our clay heavy ground was not ready for a tractor so we went old school, spreading compost by wheelbarrow, loosening soil with a broakfork and making our seed beds with rakes.

There was still frost on the ground when we started preparing beds in the morning.  We won’t know if we are crazy or courageous for a few more weeks but that’s farming; making a million decisions, gambling on weather and hoping for the best.

We’ve been planning all winter and seeding has to be one of the most exciting and hopeful tasks a farmer gets to do.  We loved it and we love our new Jang and Earthway seeders.  What did we plant you ask?  A little bit of a lot of things: baby lettuce, baby kale, baby chard, cilantro, dill, beet greens, Asian greens, arugula, spinach, carrots, beets, green onions, salad turnips, radish, shallots and peas.  Now, we’ll tuck them in under row cover to keep them warm and cross our fingers.

hello, Huron!

Tamara and Bria

We are Brian Wiley and Tamara McMullen, a young couple with big dreams of living a tiny life on the farm we are building together.  We are starting our farm this spring growing on just over one acre of land.  We will be producing 30+ kinds of organically grown vegetables, flowers and herbs. 

We have moved our 200 sq.ft. off-grid tiny home on wheels to Brian’s family property in Clinton and cannot wait to start growing healthy whole foods for our family, friends and neighbours in this wonderful community.

Thank you for visiting our site!  Please take a look around to learn more about our farm.  If you have any questions left unanswered feel free to get in touch; we’ll be happy to speak with you!

And of course… Happy Spring!