in like a lion, out like a nightmare?
You could have knocked us over with a feather on Monday, as we watched snow pile up during our weekly production meeting. We kept saying to each other “it can’t be” and “this is some kind of joke, right?” as it briefly turned to whiteout conditions. We were sitting together discussing our plans for the week (bed prepping; pea and fava bean planting; greenhouse cabbage seeding; asparagus planting) wondering if we would have to put it all off another week. Snow peas, anyone? haha. Luckily, spring won, and by Monday afternoon most of the snow melted in the afternoon sun.
The pea and fava bean seeding we put off until today, and we rushed to finish up before the rain (which never materialized after all). Sean is practically an amateur meteorologist, and spends a lot of time analyzing weather reports, checking radar, trying to gauge the week’s conditions. We want rain after seeding, but not during; hot and sunny for weeding; dry but not dusty for tractor work. We don’t always get it right!
Our new asparagus roots arrived in the mail on Tuesday–we are adding a second bed of this popular crop to improve our early spring offerings. The big planting day is this Saturday April 5th–this is a great job for volunteers, as it takes a lot of handwork to lay out and plant the octopus-like crowns. We’ll be there starting at 1030am, rain or shine, all are welcome!
CSA memberships are still available, but going fast! Questions about how it works? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Want to join now? Fill out this application and mail it in with your $100 deposit.
Eggs will be for sale in a cooler in front of our house at 5 Library Lane in Brookhaven. Leave $6 per dozen in the envelope, and please return the cartons!
Spring better come, for real this time. No straight to summer for me. Jill for the HOG.