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Sentinels of Spring

I don’t know about you, but I’m requesting a re-do of March – what happened to out like a lamb after our roaring start? It’s been especially hard to swallow after the cruel tease of  a mild February. Baby and I have been cooped up inside all month, but this sight has given us hope that spring will eventually return like these robins did. So long and good riddance March…though it seems April will be up to her old tricks to start.

With the cold temps and snow still on the fields (and more to come?!), I’ve pushed back the seeding schedule, but we do have some seeds started in the greenhouse. Sprouts even have popped up – the leeks were the first to poke their pencil heads through the soil. I’ve started collecting supplies and equipment for the season to come, and the animals will begin arriving soon. We’re still in hurry up and wait mode, so this season feels more like a concept than a reality. I know soon enough I’d kill for some down time, but right now I can’t wait for it all to begin!

The usual crowd will be joining us on Monday for our monthly pickup, minus the cheese people. Fern Hollow Farm will have flyers available promoting their meat chicken CSA – finally a source of organically-fed chicken! Anna Banana’s Homemade Chocolates has chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and just plain chocolates if you’re not feeling festive – you can order what you want via this link. Jeff will be coming down to spread his monthly cheer, and sausages, and salamis, and bacon, and grass-fed beef. Check out what he has to offer here. He also asked me to remind everyone of his new pork CSA options – he has full shares, half shares, and box shares of 35, 15, and 10 pounds respectively. You don’t have to fill up your freezer to get the best pork around, but it’s so good you’re going to want more, so you might as well go whole-hog!

I have a little celeriac left and and some storage radishes left – get ’em before they’re gone! See y’all Monday.