we have been through quite a few springs together in this space. for those of you new to this blog, you can read my annual spring musings here and there . be warned, they’re kind of a bummer. spring is a transitional time and as with all change, it can be messy.
these spring days are so full: our farm team is assembling, the greenhouse is jammed with plants, the high tunnels are busting out spring’s first wave of food, farmers markets are starting up, heck, the milk cow grazing on the green pastures again is giving so much milk, even my simple daily chores take longer.
it’s been three weeks since we have had a day to ourselves, a day off if you will. with guests and apprentices migrating to the farm with all of that seasonal excitement, we have found ourselves with out a free moment. until today.
this past week we accomplished so much: new fence lines erected thousands of seeds started, maturing plants potted up, summer kitchen opened for the season, pigs sold, chickens given away (sorry cher, our loss is your gain, chuckle, chuckle). the list goes on. last night, as we all anticipated our first true sunday, the kind well earned from a week of hard work, we shared a great meal and smiled at the unfolding of the season before us.
today, the sun shines, the frost of last night is but a distant memory and spring doesn’t seem half bad. through sun and rain, warmth and frost, may this spring unfold flawlessly for us all!
i’m playing a bit more on instagram lately @hillandhollowfamily sometimes, when the days get long and my muscles ache, a picture and a hash tag is all i can muster.