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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April

Welcome Spring!


We saw Bob Marley the other night (a comedian from Maine), and he was joking about how funny we Mainers get at the first sunny, warm day.  He was dead on.  Zach and I were cracking up because we acted just like Bob depicted...a little giddy, standing with our body toward the sun and rubbing it in like it was lotion.  We didn't quite know what to do with ourselves.  We thought we should be working (because the next day was forecasted rain), but we really just wanted to bask in the sun!  In the end, we did a little of both and remarked on our jealousy of my Californian relatives who get that perfect weather, every day.

The snow has completed melted!  We had some nice windy drying days that helped pull most of the frost out of the ground...now we are in for some heavy rain.  So the dance between me and the weather begins.  Pulling back the garlic mulch, I saw some little sprouts and soon it will be time to uncover the strawberries.  The spring list is long and we are checking the tasks off one by one.  Despite it being a late spring, the snow melted quick and I feel right on schedule for the pre planting tasks.  I actually think it is nice to have a little window of time between snow melt and plowing the fields.  For some reason I always seem to rope myself into a spring building project.  This year it will be a small shed for the cows.  If anyone is feeling the need for some spring hammer swinging, let me know!

And finally, the spinach we have been waiting all winter for!!!!  It has grown leaps this past week.  Pick ups with spring greens are always super hard to get just right.  No worries, though the leaves are succulent and wonderful.  I will admit we have indulged in a few spinach salads these past few weeks...mmmmmmmmmm 
 
 
Last Winter Share Pick up this Week!
Thank you to all who participated.  I hope you enjoyed it!
 
Potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, celeriac, rutabaga and spinach!