View of the Gardens (May 14)
It's time to start giving some regular updates on what is going on around here! I plan to do this about once a week, to give you a glimpse of the scenes on the farm. First of all, here is what it looks like inside the greenhouse:
Quite a few plants have already graduated to the garden, and there are quite a few more that will be in here in a couple days (mostly melons and cucumbers).
A close-up of some of the trays of baby lettuce that will be planted in the garden this week:
Some very healthy rhubarb!
Asparagus that is taking off due to the recent warmth and frequent showers:
The peas are doing very well:
Close-up of the peas:
Rows of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, parsley, and more:
Rows of sweet corn!! This corn got an early start :)
Some of the potatoes are up, including this "Russian Blue":
Buds about to blossom on the apple trees:
The first cherry blossoms opened up yesterday:
Strawberries are blooming, and I planted quite a few new plants yesterday:
I spent a day and a half in total fascination, watching chicks hatch in the incubator. An amazing process! It was hard to get any work done around here... it was too easy to spend all day watching them hatch. Here they are, all cute and fluffy:
That's a sample of some of the great things happening here! Everything looks promising for a good season ahead...