in it

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.

booo

 

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.

pizza

 

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!

bloom

photo credit mrb

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.

 

 

4 thoughts on “in it

  1. You had me at a cow eating in a green pasture. It was 15 degrees here this morning, with strong winds, yielding a negative number wind chill factor. Spring is a fickle thing here in northern New England, but we are being spared the snow that our southern NE relatives and friends are getting. And I did notice a touch of redness to the maple trees this morning. So maybe it will be here in a few weeks?

    Either way, reading about plants growing and a farm coming to life sounds like reading about life in a foreign land. I am glad it is spring somewhere.

  2. We got six inches (I think) of snow yesterday; frankly it felt like more snow than we’d seen at one time all winter. Spring is like boot-camp for the summer.

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