"It is thus with farming; if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work."- Cato the Elder
I guess we won't be sitting on these chairs for a while. There is so much to do this time of year and it seems the weather is always working against us. Just when spring finally pops, the list of chores is long and immediate. It will get done. It always does. Well, maybe not everything, but at least what absolutely has to get done, and hopefully more.
Our lambs have arrived and are thriving on mother's milk and lush green grass. We watch as new life arrives each day. Now, hefty little calves are being born to attentive momma cows, laden with milk.
Little by little, the vegetables are planted. First the leeks and onions, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, radishes, carrots, cabbages, and then we hope Mother Nature doesn't pull a late frost, and we bravely plant the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans, etc.
Spring is a time of renewal- of life and of the land. I am so thankful to be farming on this beautiful piece of land and for our two fabulous farmhands, Ken & Rebecca, who help lighten our load.