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Sunset on the farm…

March 6, 2012

The beautiful part of spring is getting to see all of the fruits (and vegetables) of our labors when they are at their most glorious.  There is much in bloom right now and much going into the ground for later.  We have had a busy time around here.  Over the past few weeks over 3,000 basil plants have gone into the ground.  A thousand heirloom tomato plants were planted in the high tunnel last week (18 different varieties in all).  Next up, eggplant and peppers and then squash, okra and cucumbers are in line after that.

After a long day behind a computer, I took an evening survey of the farm.  Nothing is better to clear your head than to walk between the rows of sugar snap peas or the fava beans.  I like poking into the green house, the basil houses and the high tunnel to see how things are going.  It is prettiest first thing in the morning or early evening light.  Well, you can see for yourself…

Blossoms from the sugar snap peas in the evening shade.  Sugar snap peas have been making there way into Aidan’s lunch box every day.  I don’t think that they are making it all the way to the lunch hour though!

These little flowers are from the fava beans.  They have such a lovely clean scent, slightly floral with a little something akin to clean laundry.  The top picture on the post was taken inside the rows of fava beans, where I could have stayed for hours.  I want my whole house to smell like the fava bean rows.  (P.S.  One of my all-time favorite dishes ever was one that Payton Curry made at the Welcome Diner last year using fava beans.  I was so nuts over it, he made a gallon and sent it home with me.  It didn’t last long!)

Cilantro under the hoop house…

Rainbow chard in full color…

Lights clicking on in the green house…

And a little of the last evening light keeping the high tunnel glowing.  Good night.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2012 8:29 pm

    This could be a little book. 🙂

  2. Pam T permalink
    March 7, 2012 2:36 am

    A beautiful story; lovely colors!

  3. Melissa Everhart permalink
    March 9, 2012 3:50 am

    I have always wanted to see the garden…. Thank you for the experience and creating a feeling of being there! What a blessing you and your family are to the comunnity
    I am grateful for all of You and the wonderful nourishment you consistently deliver
    Thank you for keeping us updated with you and all that workings of the Farm

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