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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24th and 27th

Spring Flowers 

Spring has finally made her way through...and with a blaze of beauty!  Despite having to mow the lawn almost twice a week right now, I love the vibrant colors of our farm this time of year...and yes, that even includes the golden glow of dandelions!

Our yard is a bit of a jungle of colors and textures, not exactly what you would call "landscaped", but it's certainly Eden for our family.  Zach and I have spent many joyful hours planting little things here and there over the last 13 years, but whoever had the foresight to plant the Quince many years ago was brilliant and we are thankful.  Hummingbirds love to dance in their burst of pink.

The fruit trees look amazing!  FULL FULL FULL of flowers and the weather since they bloomed has been brilliant.  Sun and dry, the pollinators are in heaven...which should in turn bring us loads of fruit this fall.

Although the bees and flowers may be happy to show off their dazzle in this dry spell, the crops are singing a different tune.  (And the farmer is trying not to whine about it too much).  We have been running around setting up drip irrigation as fast as we can.  Although we don't have much water to spare (our wells don't pump out very much), The small drink we can give them will hopefully carry them though this dry spell.  We planted over 3000 plants this week, now let it rain....please.

This Week's bounty:
carrots, onions, parsnips, scallions, chives, hoop house greens, asparagus

CARROTS!  Glazed, roasted, raw, pickled, soup, bread, spiced, pureed....

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