Planting has Begun

As you can see in the photos below, the spring meltwaters have drained and our farm access is back to normal! No more rushing waterfall cascading down the banks behind our home either.
   

Spring is advancing and we’ve had a chance to savour the first spring greens — chives!
 
The fields are drying out nicely, allowing Tom and the team to prepare them for spring planting. With some help from Shawn and our WWOOFer, Benjamin, Judy and I have planting this year’s garlic crop. Judy has also dusted off her seeder and put in the early radishes, lettuce, spinach, and onions. New rhubarb stalks have begun to show themselves, and this week I will be clearing away the remains of last year’s asparagus to make room for one of the highlights of spring — fresh asparagus!!
   

5 thoughts on “Planting has Begun

  1. Glad to see the yard has reverted back to normal! And now you & Judy are in your element! ‘num, num’…….LOVE ASPARAGUS!! J

  2. With the help of Benjamin (our WWOOFer) I finished getting the old asparagus stems cleared away yesterday. A few of the plants are already sending up shoots. Can’t wait!

  3. By the way, for those who are not familiar with the term, WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, an organization that connects volunteers with farms that they can come and work and stay on farms around the world. We are not directly connected with this organization anymore, but we still use the term to refer to folks who come and stay at the farm for a short period and help out with whatever work is going on at that time.

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