I think Spring finally decided to stick around this week. I must say, it’s about time!
|Blossoms on the late-season apple trees|
|Teeny tiny peaches are evident in great number|
|As the grape leaves unfurl, you can see the beginnings of|
the little bunches of grapes
It always feels so good to get back to outside work after the winter. We got the entire spring crop of broccoli/cabbage/cauliflower safely tucked into the ground.
We processed the first batch of broilers on Tuesday. They were quite large and our Market customers seemed quite happy with them. I will be putting chicken on our own menu for the week. Batch #2 of broilers will move outside tomorrow, just in time for batch #3 to arrive at the Post Office on Wednesday.
(check this out). It is wonderfully shady for growing lettuce and other greens during the bright, hot, sunny summer season. Combined with the new side-rollers, it’s like a brand-new space. Now, if we could just get the weeds to stop growing!
In the ongoing effort to keep the grass harvested, the sheep moved out back for a while. Here is what happens when we open a gate around here.
I miscalculated and ran out of pots before I got to the pepper plants. The Boss put in a quick order to the greenhouse supply store and the peppers will be first up in the coming week.
It was a beautiful dawn on Market Day…and the Market was hopping. Lately, there have been a lot of special events in town, so the foot traffic through the Market has been pretty steady. Maybe next week I will get to take pictures of the Market as well.
Sunday started off with rain. We are really hoping that continues for a while. The broccoli crop would greatly benefit from some rain right now. We love rain...especially on Sunday!
|The sheep are enjoying a rainy Sunday in a new paddock|
Those were the highlights of our week here on the hill.
Hope you had a good one as well.
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