Planting peas is what we do with the shoulder season. 2014′s first outdoor sewing. A nice March storm started winding up this morning, light rain, medium rain, heavy rain, then small flakes turning into large flakes of snow. It was a small window, get the seed planted and take advantage of water from the sky. Done.
This was the first garlic to break through. Another season begins….
Another season is just around the corner so it is high time that we get back to work at the farm.
We finally got to planting again today, what a relief. I cannot be happier to be back at work, digging and hoeing, raking and planting. It snowed last night, only an inch or so, which gave me a late start for the task at hand. Plant the garlic and move on. Once I dug in the earthworms told me let’s do this. To begin the next season is so joyous. A month ago I would have told you I was flooded and oh so not there, but today I am telling you that we are indeed there and moving forward is the only option. 2014 begins today and I renamed tonights moon the garlic moon. Tonights moon is clear, and cold and I am listening.
She gives and she takes it away. The above photos were from Thursday afternoon as the water was rising in the fields. Most of you are well aware that Colorado experienced some heavy and extensive flooding over the past few days. This flooding ended my season. It is gut wrenching to work so very hard only to have it washed away, but I am safe and I will recover. Please send us your best wishes as we begin again.
“it doesn’t get any better than this”