After a freakishly long dry spell with frosty morning and crystal clear days, the wet season has returned in full force. Though we would like nothing more than to curl up by the fire on rainy days the farm's own rhythm keeps us pretty busy.
Though most of the fields are tucked away under a verdant blanket of legumes and grasses, our egg production is picking up, the over wintered broccoli is vibrantly green and slowly but surely growing, the alliums (garlic, onions, leeks) need weeding as they always do, we still harvest some bunching greens (chard and kale), we continue pruning of our young apple orchard, and we plug away on the building projects and paperwork that winter's slightly slower pace allows. And thankfully, the owners have all got a little R & R down Mexico way.
Most exiting news of the week: Greenhouse sowings are underway. Just yesterday, we brought the tables in from the cold where they had been languishing for a couple months, having made room for the new flock of tender young chicks to grow into adulthood. Now the young hens are out on the pasture and the greenhouse tables have taken back their rightful place on the Greenhouse floor where they now carry the weight of two dozen flats of moist soil and the promise of thousands of tiny seeds.