On the farm . . .
The wonderful weather of the past weekend saw all of us outside from morning until dark - tired, a little sore, but satisfyingly dirty.
Along with our faithful helpers, Nicole and Cecelia, we moved plants outside, removed dried vines left behind last fall, readied beds and planted seeds. With reports of returning colder temperatures ahead, we only transplanted a few onions plants even though the warm sun tempted us to do more.
Our children helped as needed and then wandered off with Bindi, our goldendoodle, to the creek to find leopard frogs, watch wood ducks and even take a dip in the cold water! They came back wet and cold but excited to share their adventures. I wonder if they think Bill and I are boring - almost always busy working or talking about upcoming tasks.
Even though I spend significant time worrying (Bill says way too much!) about ways we are lacking as parents, I am thankful we can provide them time and space to explore the natural world around them. Experiences I imagine they will carry with them their whole lives.
By Monday we were back to keeping bedding plants safe in the protection of the greenhouse while we warmed ourselves with a fire in the wood stove.
Bill took advantage of the rain and cold by going in the shop and switching into repair mode. He fixed a water pipe that broke this winter, replaced filters and a seal in the lawn mower, and ordered parts for the weed trimmer.
I kept busy harvesting your produce (yay - radishes!!!) with help from Jennifer and planning what will be in your boxes in the upcoming weeks.
And so it goes . . .