Friday, March 10, 2017


I've been feeling a bit of melancholy the last few days. The fervor and frenzy on the farm have slowed as we wait on a few major projects there that need to be done before we continue and also waiting on seeds for germination to arrive in the mail. It's a case of hurry-up-and-wait at the moment. We were forced to move the opening date from this Sunday, March 12th, to March 26th because of delays. A lot of work has been done, it just turned out to be a much larger project than anticipated when we set the opening date for the Farm/Shop. Plus the elderberry bushes we planted in the Four Points Garden were killed by a brief night of frost last week. We potted up a lot of bamboos and only a fraction of those have made it. This is all normal stuff for a gardener, but it is a bit disheartening to see some of your hard work take a dump in a pile of fallen leaves and wormy soil. But there are the seeds coming, and in a few weeks the vegetable garden will get set up and we'll have tomatoes and peppers and cukes and other delicious food to care for in the coming months. Forward progression, however slow, is better than no progression.

It's just been a bummer of a week.

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