I would like to say that with spring upon us all sorts of things are getting done on the farm. Oh, you have no idea how much I would like to say that… However, with how wet it has been (read: frequent torrential downpours) it is difficult to get much done. And there is a LOT to get done. The weeds are winning the war, seeds should be in the ground, as should the beginning of the privacy hedge I want to add. Mabel needs a clean out and air out, benches need painting, not to mention the chicken coop and playhouse. Thank goodness my dad is coming next month and he pretty much rocks the to-do list. (can I get a round of applause for daddy? I’m pretty sure he is SO excited to come out!)
I have gotten a few things done in between cloud bursts- a bit of tidying up, a bit of herb planting, and at least the peas and kale are in the ground. While out there I have noticed signs that while it may not feel like spring, it is definitely coming. The rhubarb is nearly ready to be used, the espalier pear tree is completely filled with blooms and the earliest flowers are making an appearance. We have a gorgeous evergreen clematis that smells divine and fills one of the pasture fences with white this time of year. The peonies are up and bigger than ever this year, promising some beautiful flowers in the next few months. As they are one of my very favorite flowers I always get excited to see their red stems coming out of the ground.