Another photo-heavy blog this time around! There’s plenty to say and plenty to do, and we’re all varying degrees of sick. Our markets—Western Wake Farmers’ Market and Clayton Farm and Community Market—both have their big spring openings today, and our Spring CSA began this week, so we have harvested, washed, packed, and sent off food every day this week. We crammed in some planting and cultivating where we could, too.
It’s been a cool spring, but we finally have some tulips blooming and the trees are flowering in full force. Like everybody else in the area, we lost some berry blossoms and some transplants from the hard freeze a few weeks ago. In typical North Carolina spring fashion, the weather is oscillating between 75 and sunny and 45 and damp, so we spend a lot of time watching the temperature in the high tunnel and the seedling tunnel and shedding/replacing layers of clothes.
Instead of actually being helpful at market, today (sorry I missed everyone, I’ll be back next week!) I’m going to a goat husbandry workshop. I’ve been in love with the idea of goats for a long time, so I’m excited to see a working goat farm. No goats for me anywhere in the near future, despite the workshop, but hopefully I will end up with a few good photos to share.
Wishing everyone a lovely Spring day!