April 17

With the melting of the snow and the warmer days the past 2 weeks, we have been working long days; planting, preparing beds, pruning apple and peach trees, watching the honey bees fly from the hives, and collecting hundreds of freshly laid eggs from our spring chickens.   Yes, we are finally feeling spring, and preparing ourselves and the ground for when we’ll be able to till the fields and plant our seedlings.    We were able to plant out beets, broccoli, scallions, arugula, carrots, and sweet peas in a protected part of the field, that had warmed and thawed this week.

The week was bittersweet, as we said goodbye to our milk cow Hattie.   A farmer from Litchfield, who told us that he had been milking cows since 1956, took her to his farm.   We brought Hattie to the farm last spring for Muriel to care for and milk, in her second year apprenticing with us.   We learned a lot from Hattie about patience, commitment, and sticking with a plan.   We really can’t believe that a whole year went by so quickly.

We still have Farm Shares available for the 2015 season, and we hope that you will join us this year.    See our 2015 Milkweed Farm CSA Application for more information

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