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  • The First Day of Spring March 20, 2019

    Crocuses are appearing and signs of spring are popping up all over the farm.

    There is nothing better than some spring color to motivate us to go into the fields. These flowers remind us that the harshest parts of winter are over, and we have a wonderful new farming season to look forward to.

    One of the best parts of spring is having school groups back on the farm. These young volunteers arrive ready to work hard with boatloads of energy.

    In the rhubarb patch, new growth is breaking thru the mulch. By the time the stalks reach about a foot high, recipes for pies and sauces will start coming out of storage.

    The cilantro made it thru the winter! We hope some netting will protect it from deer in search of early season treats.

     

    Ovid Hazen Wells Park is home to a variety of wildlife. We take a break from field work to do some nature exploration and pick up trash the wind has blown in.

    Time for tractor work! Mowing down our cover crop will add more organic matter to the soil.

    There's a whole lot of seeding to do. Pelleted lettuce is our favorite to seed, because it's the easiest to see.

    Lettuce and chives starts move outside to harden-off. This process helps the plants acclimate to life outside the greenhouse before being planted in the fields.

    After a long winter even flowering weeds are welcome. We're enjoying a little color everywhere we can find it.