Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring into action!

Alas, spring has sprung! Back to work!
So many things to see and do here at the farm.

It's an incredible sight to see the bees heading in and out of their homes, some with clumps of pollen clinging to their bodies. From far away it seems as though they are scattered and disorganized, but if you sit calmly among them you see that they've clearly got a plan. In and out, busy all day long. 

And so it goes with the humans working the land.

We've welcomed back our trusty intern, Katie as our full time apprentice for the season. Several others have also returned to the hive and we have added more new friends as interns and volunteers. We are all gearing up for a beautiful and bountiful season.

So far, we've prepped beds for planting, sowed seeds, took lots of photos and pulled loads and loads of weeds. Transplanting is in full gear and we're preparing our first round of freshly made herbal medicine products... dried tea blends, ointments, root tonics and more! The asparagus beds have been worked using a no till method and little sprigs are popping up- DE-lish!

We added a shade house, are turning our hoop house into a drying house, and even added a bicycle to our set of tools- Thanks, Shauna!

Seedlings are well on their way now in the big greenhouse.

Drying racks are being built, and supplies have been organized. Wild harvesting has already begun and soon we'll be sending out CSM boxes. If you haven't signed up yet, here's the link.  We've also been working on updating the blog, so stay tuned for some changes coming your way and a lot more posts. 

We're looking forward to this season and hope you are too!

-All the folks here at the Farmacy


Planting work party! May 11 at 10am until May 12 at  3pm.
Every year we wait until the last frost date has passed so we can get our seedlings in the ground. We have 1,000's of sweet babies that would love your help digging them into their new home in our fields. There will be lots of good people and plants, a great way to enjoy being outside in collective planting action!
Dress for the weather - hats, gloves, clothes to get dirty in, water bottle, food etc. We don't have tons of parking so carpool if you can.
1075 Gypsy Hill Rd.
RSVP if coming. Thanks!