Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, Monday, and it is Sunny outside! We survived the storm with just a little extra effort and I think the snow gave the strawberries a little boost. Even the peach blossoms look to be in tact. I am going to put on my muck boots and trudge to the fields to see if the onions were victorious over the wind and the wet. Looking out at the asparagus beds it is obvious that the melted snow soaked the beds deeply and thoroughly. The animals usually fare well in adverse weather as they all just hunker down in the sheds till it all blows over. We keep the babies under heat lamps in the barn and sneaking in on them to take a peak while they are all asleep, gives a new meaning to the term "Dog Pile". You can't tell where one stops and another one starts, just one big pile of legs, ears, tails and noses! It is time to clean out the freezer of all of the fruit that was put up last season. Jams and jellies are so much easier to do in the house when it is cold outside. I have found apricots, blackberries, wild grapes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and a few figs. I started selling the preserves in the market last year and now have a hard time keeping them on the shelves. I still shake my head in wonder that people will actually pay money for what we have stocked our pantry with for years. From our farm to your table, thank you so much for all of your support!