April is one of my favorite months of the year. It is finally time for tiny green leaves to emerge throughout the forest, displaying a beautiful green hue abound. Early spring flowers push their way up through the soil and the smell of lilacs will soon be carried by the spring winds. April is a time of change… a time for new beginnings. A positive wave of emotion fills my soul and I feel connected to the Earth once again. After months of stillness, life begins to flourish! Spring is a true reminder of how beautiful change can truly be…
This weekend, we spent much time outside. Spring is always an exciting and busy time on the farm. During the Winter months, we researched new varieties of fruits and vegetables, ordered seeds, and updated the garden map with new crop rotation cycles. Now, it is finally time to get dirty and plant some seeds!
To add to the Spring excitement, our kitchen remodel project began today. We were told that the entire kitchen had to be completely emptied by 8am Monday morning. There was no way we were giving up a single moment of sunshine over the weekend. It was 70 degrees in April, in Michigan! So, last night, after chores were completed and our critters were tucked in, we tackled the kitchen. In about 3 hours, we had the majority of the cupboards emptied. Needless to say, I am not sure where everything is, but who doesn’t love a great game of “Kitchen I Spy”! All I know is that giving up a piece of Spring sunshine was not an option.
To give you an update, our cold frame and hoop house seedlings are progressing nicely. We started kale, leaf lettuce, spinach, cilantro, broccoli raab and bunching onions in March, for they only needed temperatures of 50-60 degrees to germinate.
There you have it! Today is Monday, but for me it is just a continuation of spring planting! It is time for me to head out to the garden cottage and get dirty! I would love to hear about your spring gardening adventures! Now, get out there and GROW something! I can guarantee you will do a little GROWING yourself during this magical experience.
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