I love this season of renewal. Flowers are popping up all over the yard, the tree leaves are budding, the birds are chirping and busy building nests–if only we could stop the weeds from growing at the same time! Those weeds have a mind of their own. They grow everywhere there is a bit of sunlight, of course. Still how do they know that if they entangle themselves with a plant I love and encourage, they will have a better chance of survival? I see this too many times to believe this entanglement is random!
Things are busy here on the farm. We have been watching the weather forecasts carefully and thus far have only planted onions, beets, carrots, potatoes and such into the gardens. The first spring greens, lettuces, broccoli, and cauliflower, etc. are out of the greenhouse and acclimating to the real world. However, we are waiting until after this weekend’s weather event passes before moving them into the gardens. They are beginning to outgrow their starter cells and will grow quickly once we get them into the soil. We do not start the CSA until we have a variety of veggies for our CSA Member’s boxes. More news later on the starting date.
We are in the process of covering all of the gardens we will be using with fabric and plants and seeds. Here is a recent drone shot. Some sections will have a seasonal cover crop. This is just a “second in time.” It is the beginning! Considering the inevitably messy state the gardens at the end of the season, it is refreshing for us to see it pristine–even if just for a brief moment. The soil has been resting all winter and is ready to provide its miracles!
CSA Farm Shares are available. If you have been procrastinating, now is the time to join for the 2018 Harvest Season. We add shares mid-season only if the harvest yields allow.