What’s been going on!
The usual spring dance- cold, warm, cover, uncover, one-two-three, one-two-three. The first of two cold nights in a row past us and everything looks good, only 26 degrees even though they had forecast for colder. We will see how it goes tonight, we always believe that the second night is the coldest no matter what they originally forecast. They are calling for 24 tonight.
The other farmer dance step at this time of year is more free form because it varies in timing and intensity, more like improv- wet, dry, till, plant, wet and we are rocking that step this week too. As soon as it warms up tomorrow we will till a few more beds that are finally dry enough and plant another round of lettuce, radishes, turnips and kale just before it rains again on Friday.
The thing that we are learning about the new compact Peregrine Farm is that none of these dances last very long. There is just not that much stuff in the ground and we are slowly getting adjusted to that. Not complaining mind you, just pleasantly surprised when a certain task is suddenly done because there are no longer acres of crops to take care of. Maybe we will even have time for dance lessons.
Pictures of the Week
All of the crops are under their blankets
If you were an Anemone, this would be your world view
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