Although I’m taking a year off to spend more time with my girls this season, it’s starting to look like a farm again up here on the hill. With just the right amount of rain lately (I knew we’d have the perfect season on my year off), the pasture looks amazing. And just in time to prevent it from getting out of control, we had six studly steers dropped off this week to help keep those pastures mowed.
Even more exciting, friends/longtime farm helpers Pat and Taryn will be using the garden area to grow flowers for a flower CSA and to sell at the farmers market under the name Wild Poppy Farm. I would LOVE to see this fledgling operation take off, as it’s been my dream NOT to try to manage this farm on my own. You can support them, the sustainability of Potter Hill Farm, AND get a wicked sweet Mother’s Day present by purchasing a summer flower CSA via this link. They’ve been hard at work up here the last couple weeks weeding, planting, and helping me complete a few of those long-desired/overdue projects you can only accomplish when not working 100 hours a week!
I did hint at some farm ramblings to come but between a sporadic computer charging cable and many, many walks in the woods taking advantage of this nice weather, it’s been hard to find time to write. But I do hope to be back in touch somewhat regularly. We did have a recent happening on the farm that set itself up for an amusing newsletter, but I’ll save that tale for another day. Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers, especially my own and my babies’ Mama! 😘