The first two acres was tilled last Thursday and Friday. We mow the cover crop before will till so that it will incorporate more quickly. Walking out to the field it smelled strongly of fresh mown grass and soil. The birds are always happy to follow the tractor and snatch up any worms and other bugs that they can find. Soon this field will be full of food!
There are many seedlings popping up in the greenhouse. The first germination is always reassuring and exciting; you never know if the seeds will start. Each seed opens up differently: some have large cotyledons, some small, some pop right out, and some take their time. I get lost in there at times, staring at the soil, looking for signs of green, and noticing all the differences between the plants.
Spot spent his first week following us around the farm, happily befriending anyone who was nearby, including Rosie and the cats. It was hilarious to watch him practice his jumping and learning to run. Now he is back in the herd, playing with his brother and bonding with the other sheep. The chicks should start arriving today or tomorrow! The farm is feeling abundant already with spring growth, baby animals, and new people.
The wildflowers are in bloom all over the hills. There are so many sizes and colors. Our table is loaded with bouquets that Margrethe has picked and our bellies are full of miner's lettuce harvested by Oliver. Come take a hike in the hills and explore!