We are happy to announce that today at Pingree Farms, a new baby calf was born!
At this years Oakland County 4-H Fair some Pingree Farm Kids competed with Lowline Angus Jersey Cross Mini Cattle. A great time was had by all!
Two great planting days… one great video. Don’t miss the next one!
For the second time this spring, Pingree Farms had serval dozen volunteers Putting Pingree Plants In the Ground! As always, it was an awesome event. It may have even been the most well attended volunteer day yet! This time we had an Oompah Band playing, sheep being sheared and an unique modified vehicle driving up and down the street. It was a great time. No where else but in Detroit at Pingree Farms!
One of the things we love about Pingree Farms is the interesting people who are drawn to it. This last weekend at our P.P.P.I.G event we had volunteers from many different neighborhoods with varied backgrounds… all coming together to make Pingree Farms a reality. One of our volunteers came all the way from Iowa! This person also happens to be a blogger and took some nice photos and wrote two great articles about the visit. We thought you would enjoy these.
One about our P.P.P.I.G event, gardening and volunteers…
…and one about the shearing of our sheep!
Here are a few photos from today’s planting at Pingree Farms. The volunteers were treated to a lovely day in Detroit working with the soil while listening to a Mariachi band! If you missed todays even don’t worry you can catch the next P.P.P.I.G event on June 1, 2013. Check our Facebook for more info.
Someone we know found this post on Facebook. Obviously the individual who posted it did not drive farther down the street of he would have seen miniature cows, chickens, goats and so much more! Hilarious that he just saw the 2 Emus… who are kind of hard to see anyway! Click on the image below to view it bigger.
Yesterday’s PPPIF day was a huge success! Volunteers showed up in perfect form and planted to the rhythm of a steel drum band. In three hours 625 flats were planted with over 10,000 little plants transplanted – AMAZING!!!
Below are a few photos from the event. Like all Pingree Farm events, it was great time!
So, THIS SATURDAY (TOMORROW) FROM 12-3 there will be the PPPIF (Putting Pingree Plants In Flats) day at the Belle Isle Greenhouses.
This is not to be confused with PPPIG (Putting Pingree Plants In Ground ) days the Saturday before Memorial Day Weekend and the Saturday After Memorial day weekend.
Nor should it be mixed up with just plain PPP (Pingree Plot Preparation) days which will be some miscellaneous days in May once the snow melts!!!!!
We don’t need tons of folks . . .but I suppose as usual . . .the more the merrier. . . .but this one is a little lower key. . . . single steel drummer to provide some background music while you transfer newly started seedlings from their initial sprouting trays into the cells of the flats where they will grow until it is time for PPPIG days… but there are 500 flats that need to be filled with dirt while others do the transplanting so not like we will be done in an hour. Then we were thinking upon completion to have everyone back to the Farm and have some hot dogs and maybe a little dance in our “barn”
If you have never been to Belle Isle. . ..the aquarium is open from 10AM to 3 PM. . . .I think the Conservatory should be open. Pretty sure the Nature Center is open too.
So. . . if you find yourself sitting around TOMORROW Saturday April 13th. . . and you are thinking. . .”I should get up and do something”. . . here is a MAP!