Monday, May 2, 2011

waiting for the sun

Hello! We're so glad it's spring. It's been a busy time. We're squeezing garden work between rains, and doing our best to enjoy the rain in between severe weather warnings.

Long days remind us of what summer has in store. The days we've already spent hoeing the garden are like a warm up for the summer work out.

We feel fortunate to have so much already in the ground. We're just waiting for the sun to come help it grow. We do anticipate making the first delivery by the end of this month - May.

April showers they were, yes? We're looking forward to the May flowers. We've seen loads of Mayapples in the woods and field outskirts this year. Such beautiful delicate flowers - such delicious fruit, if you can find them before the deer and other wild thing do!

Enough ferocious storms, we say. Let's get on with greens and beans and squash. The tomato plants are sitting in a sheltered low-tunnel in front of the greenhouse. I havent got a photo of that yet, will have to do so.

Six turkey chicks are gracing the southern side yard with their sweet peeps. What better Easter gift could we have received? They sure are cute. One hen is still setting on a clutch of eggs, so we're hopeful that there might be MORE to come.

In the garden now: chard, kale, broccoli, cabbage (chinese and head cabbage), onions, potatoes, lettuce, sorrel, spinach, peas, beets, carrots, radishes, green beans, parsley, herbs herbs herbs, and what else? Ah, blooming cilantro. Since our kale went to flower, we've been eating cilantro as if it was spinach. So far so good.

Levon has three teeth now and can scoot like an inchworm just about anywhere he wants to go. He's making it clear that he'd rather be walking, but this mode of transportation will do for the meantime. Lulah, on the other hand, spends her days in a full out RUN. Every night finds her with a fine patina of mud at least as high as the knees. It's good to be a farm kid as the weather warms up.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone in town again. Enjoy the photos...

Peace be with you all.

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