3RF in Early Spring.

 Post and photos by Monica Taylor.

Things are just starting to turn green around here on the farm. After five days of on-and-off showers, the sun is finally out and warming up the soil. The garlic planted last fall is peaking out from its straw veneer while sorrel, parsley, and chives thrive in the keyhole garden. However, pesky dandelions and quackgrass bundles are thriving, as well.

Raised beds Day #1:  Interns Megan and Monica begin the tedious weeding process.

Raised beds Day #3: With the aid of Greg’s weeding expertise, all ten beds are cleaned up and turned over, with three rows of peas, two of fava beans, and one row of shallots.

 A close glimpse at the 50 pounds of potatoes drying in the loft after being cut to size.
 

Pussywillow branches glowing orange with pollen.

Magnolias just barely opening up.

 While many parts of the farm are being covered in compost or freed from the clutches of weeds, some are left to bloom on their own accord. 

As of now, we are anticipating the arrival of more wobbly lambs from three of the ewes, as well as some more sunshine to dry out the muddy earth. The bees seem to be working away, often buzzing around your ears when walking particularly close to their hive.

(Robin suited up and cleaning out the apiary.)

And, last but certainly not least, warmer weather means more pleasant evenings spent around a fire in the tipi! Until then…!