Apple Blossoms are the herald of spring for me. If only we had scented pictures so you could enjoy that sweet, subtle fragrance standing in the orchard brings. . . If you don't have allergies of course! Yes, well there is a bit of overwhelming pollen about now too, all part of the rush of spring. Everything is bursting to life with the fevered need to grow, prepare and produce. Once the early rush is past the wait for final growth and production will begin, but spring is like the starting leap of a race.
The cows came to the farm last week in a rush of a different sort of energy. They have been enjoying the lush grass and dappled shade of the old orchard, and this week will start wandering their way toward the back pastures by the barn. The waiting with them is a needed patience to win their trust, a timely process. They will eventually learn that we are bringers of treats and givers of head scratches, but for now they are wary of us. The lambs have started to learn though and head scratches are welcome in their pasture! The chickens are laying abundantly now and if you are interested in purchasing eggs just let us know, there are also still beef and lamb shares available as well, just call to make arrangements.
This last weekend was opening weekend of the Olympia Farmers market and it was a wonderful weekend. The planting has begun in earnest on the farm, now that it is dry enough to work the fields, and we look forward to bringing fresh delicious produce to you every week. Many have asked about signing up for our CSA - YES there is still time! Sign up now, before April 25th for the early sign up discount. Pickups will only be at the Farm on Fridays, but if you are set on pickup at the market stay tuned as we will have a different option available for you soon!