Itching to get started!
Every year after the holidays I struggle with the short days and that itch to get out and weed, clean up the different areas, and get things growing again! Here in the Pacific Northwest, as I'm sure you have heard, we get a fair amount of rain and cloudy days. But, on those rare occasions when the sun peaks out and the rain stops you start hearing the murmur of "is it ok for me to start some plants?!". Last year we got that itch in February during an unusual warm up and paid the price. We had slow growing or lost seeds because we then had a sudden cold snap in March that lasted until mid June. Now this is a bit unusual even for this area, but with climate changes happening each year I ask myself "well is this the new normal?".
Today Karin and I worked on one of the apple trees and it was fabulous! You find the things you CAN do in the moment and patiently wait for the rest!
Spring will come folks!
A Fresh Start! Happy New Year!
My day started just like all the others, feeding sheep, moving chickens to a new spot with more grass, watching the newest additions to the farm (two adopted feral kittens named Rusty and Autumn, yes they are orange) frolic and play while waiting for their turn to have breakfast. But each January 1st I feel a little more energy in the air, more potential and possibilities. Karin and I were walking through some of the raised beds making plans, talking about seed ordering, and wishing that things were just a little drier so cleaning could start! I know that everything is still sleeping underground, but I can see in my mind all those flowers blossom,
vegetables returning to nourish our families, the chickens start laying more eggs as the days get longer, the sheep will spend more time outside than in the barn, and the world will reawaken from its winter slumber.
What excites you on this New Years Day? What potentials and possibilities do you dream of?
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU FROM ALL OF US HERE AT WEKARE FARM AND FIBER!