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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Of Spring I Sing!
Spring has sprung like crazy. So many things I need to write about to catch up on the past month (new intern and gardener, loss of our beloved bovine LaFonda, ReBlossom Festival, broken rib, Rog's beautiful new barn deck, to mention only a few things in the past couple weeks.) But for now, I will just post a few pics from my walk around the farm this evening after everyone packed up and returned home from the ReBlossom festival. What a glorious weekend and evening. We ate our first few spears of asparagus of the year for supper; it grows adjacent to these pretty daffodils.
When I headed out for my walk tonight, Jitter was standing atop the tall compost pile, staring longingly at the green grass on the other side of the fence, so I decided to let her in for a bit. (It has been so wet and muddy, I had been worried she would destroy the pasture with her hooves, so I made her stay in the sacrifice pasture until now.) She did a happy jig and a few leaps and pirouettes, and then settled down to noisy, blissful munching.
The Willys looks like it has a load of magnolia blooms in the bed. About every sixth person attending ReBlossom asked me what this glorious, fragrant little tree was, and then expressed astonishment that any magnolias grow in Minnesota.
Happy Moji. I was wearing this same silly grin all weekend.
The honeyberries we planted last year are covered in blossoms. A few berries coming this year, I hope?
Lilacs are almost ready to burst into bloom.
The little pond is encircled by daffodils and has a healthy population of amorous, melodious toads and frogs.
I cannot begin to describe how absolutely overjoyed I am by spring. :) My favorite time of year.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.