Spring Rite Of Passage
The wet weather has returned and put us into a holding pattern. We were feeling quite ahead in our work and still our efforts in field prep are currently thwarted by wet conditions. The tractors have been stuck by both Ziggy and Andrew in their zealous desire to push ahead.
It always takes a tractor getting stuck for us to realize that in the soggy Pacific Northwest weather of rain and 52 degrees, no matter how good you think you are at tractor driving, the water table lying deep in our fields always wins. We laugh as it is now becoming a spring rite of passage.
We have a beautiful first flush of lettuces, cabbages, leeks, kales and broccoli. We will now spend the next week keeping them healthy and growing with fish fertilizer while we wait for a few dry days to make beds to transplant. We are discovering that the beavers have set up dams all over Griffin Creek property. As we spent many dry days in March ripping and plowing the fields, the beavers were extremely busy constructing their dams and dens. It seems we all have been taking advantage of the drier, quieter days. In the late mornings, we have a pair of young coyotes that have been prowling the newly worked beds along with ravens, and they seem quite comfortable as they play around the creek.
We will continue to seed up and keep our fingers crossed for a three-day stretch of dry days. We hope you all are enjoying the longer days and the amazing sounds of spring in the garden.
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