April,…What’s New On The Farm!

This is it! Spring is finally here! At the beginning of the month, we could see snow was starting to melt; the buds were starting to come out too. But Winter came back for a last (hopefully) storm with freezing rain and really impressive winds. We were without power for more than 24 hours! (At…

May. What’s new on the farm?

Finally, the heat has arrived! The snow is truly gone!! There were days in May when we wondered if it ever would, some of it was very cold and fresh, even frosty.   Since the risk of frost is officially only over on May the 24th we had nothing planted, and luckily our pear and plum…

April. What’s new on the farm?

What a busy month. First the weather: beginning of the month, we thought Spring was here but  winter came and said hello again with snow and freezing rain! Finally, spring quietly returned. This year we had lots of geese and snow geese around the farm. They came in whole flocks and landed in farmers cornfields to…

March, Neither Winter Nor Spring

Originally posted on thehopefulherbalist:
Suddenly it’s March, the setting sun lights up the snowy mountains, a North wind blows and the garden shivers. Days grow longer if not warmer; the setting sun wreaths the island in ribbons of red and orange. Wrapped in several layers and making the most of recent dry weather, the increasing piles of…