Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If the answers are "Blowin in the Wind" we should have all of the answers today, with as much wind that has blown through here! I can just imagine all of the tiny tender shoots that are barely breaking the earths surface tucking their heads back into the soil and saying to themselves, "Oh not today, we will lay low for a little while longer" March has come in like a lamb and is going out like a lion! We are grateful for the sunshine, though, the fields are drying out so that we will be able to get the rest of the planting done in the next couple of weeks. The blackberries are making their comeback from a winter rest, we should have some for u-pick this year. Blackberry season is usually the latter part of May and the month of June. We will keep posted updates on their progress. The strawberries are loaded with blossoms, if they all don't blow off, we hope the bees can fight the southerly wind and make the flight to the berry patch. Speaking of bees, (as you have probably guessed, I am fascinated with them) did you know that all worker bees are female, they are the ones that clean the hive, gather the food for the colony, build the comb for the nursery, feed the queen and the babies, make the honey for us, provide heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, and they only live about 28 days, ........it's no wonder! From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!