#endlesswinter, it appears, has ended

The weather has been phenomenal, every day, for almost 3 weeks now. A massive improvement over the period when the lovely endless winter hashtag was used a couple of times, by me. Yeah, I am learning to love hashtags several years late.

 nicholas inspecting our garlic, which was planted on the day of the home inspection in October

nicholas inspecting our garlic, which was planted on the day of the home inspection in October

My birthday was on Saturday, and we were joined on the farm by N's parents. The weekend summary involves not so much the birthday as much as a huge barn cleaning and farm tidying, thanks to lots of good spring energy and hard work.

So, yeah. That was great. This all means we can begin building a little cooler, which we're building uncomfortably late (first farmers market in 12 days! yikes!) and finally arranging our work area, allowing us to wash, pack, and store produce, and to safely and cleanly store many of our other supplies. 

While barn scouring was occurring, the first compost holding bins were constructed, the vegetable field electric fence was completed, and most of the other fencing, that we will not be using for now, was stowed away!

Another space that's changed a lot in less than 2 months is the greenhouse area, which was frozen, grassy, and uneven in March. We are still working out the ideal seedling organization strategy and don't have proper tables yet, but our relatively small amount of plants are doing well this spring, and we have just enough space to grow early veggies for the first farmers markets.

Finally, when you thought there couldn't possibly be more to this post, I owe y'all the weekly vegetable plot photo. Fence, gates, sprinklers, some crops in the ground, tarping in action. More things are happening!

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-ppppp