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Spring on the farm…

April 15, 2010

There has been a lot going on here lately. The past few weeks have been filled with prepping the fields, rotating crops out of the greenhouse and planting for the summer and fall. I always bemoan the end of seasons as I say good-bye to my favorites from the garden. Citrus and Kale will be deeply missed, as will Romanesco. However, I spied some old friends in the ground and I can’t wait to get reacquainted. Here is a look at what is going on at the farm.

The basil house went from looking like this…

To this – it smells so good in here!

The back field has rows and rows of these curious little mesh screens. Any guesses what is under them?

Corn! (I didn’t know either.)

The heirloom tomatoes are in the ground. Here are my favorites, the Early Girls. Grow girls grow!!

Here are Aidan’s favorites, the Mr. Stripeys. Love that name.

In case there wasn’t enough signs of spring around here, look what Marsha showed me in one of the trees… a hummingbird nest!

The mama was none too thrilled that I got close enough to take this picture, but her babies didn’t seem to mind. I don’t know that I have ever seen a hummingbird this still. Apparently their nest expands around them as they grow. They could not have picked a better place, I know that I am glad that my little one is spending his childhood here too.
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