Because folks, we've headed straight on into run and gun season.
This week, we plowed, planted, transplanted, direct seeded, weeded (I know! Already!), rototilled, fixed the fork lift, rode bikes (see photo below of the one in the family who is happiest about it finally being bike weather), worried and worried about the weather (We HAVE to get this in the ground if it's going to rain Thursday, etc. etc.) and prepped for our 150 heritage turkeys, which are scheduled to arrive at the Post Office Thursday morning.
(Really, they arrive via U.S. Post. Think of showing up at the counter and asking for a book of the forever stamps and, why not, 150 turkeys while you're at it.)
We will make our first CSA deliveries in a little more than a month. A month. Our two farm apprentices arrive starting in a week.
That is all to say: It's on.
A few highlights from the first week of the rest of our year:
Aforementioned stoked bike passenger.
(Note: I need to stay in shape and get out the farm these days (we live 3.5 miles away from the farm -- that's a whole other story) so voila -- my friend Steph saved the day with letting us borrow this bike trailer. Two birds, one stone. Or actually, like 10 birds.
Mama can get to the farm while she tones her quads and toddler gets in a good nap, shaded and happy and protected from blood-sucking insects and whatnot.)
Next: The field that will transform in less than two months from mere soil to a sea of vegetables...
Cute kid in aforementioned field...
Kid taking a snack break after a hard 10 minutes in said field...
And finally, how every one of my to-do lists starts recently.
Because if I don't remind myself, I will forget or put it off and then I've become that lady...