Spring Sights And Sounds
The frogs are back in roar, and it is so good to hear this amazing sound of spring. Apparently, every different species of frog has their own unique sounds—chirps, whistles, ribbits, clucks, barks, and the infamous male-only sound, the croak. On our farm, the Red-legged Cascades and Pacific Tree frogs are abundant and at this time of the year, sounding out all day long.
We are in a time where transition is remarkably fast and hopeful, it is as if the world of winter and flooding has been lifted and spring has plopped down overnight. We said goodbye to the last day of winter with a record—breaking 78 degrees and the second super full moon of 2019.
We bought a new tractor (well, it is a used tractor, but new to us), and we went big with John Deere. Our fleet historically has been Case International, Kubota and Ford, but now we have added the revered yellow and green John Deere. Andrew and Ziggy are like two boys at Christmas with a new toy—so fast, so shiny, so reliable, and it fits our budget.
Our fields are being plowed with a new tractor and fresh dirt is turning over in black folds. These luscious black folds give way to white as the lime truck spreads our pH-balancing formula to amend our soils, giving them the essential elements for veggie love.
The green house has germinated with lettuce, collards, broccoli and parsley. Yum!! The icing on the cake this week—the female eagle has been sitting in her nest—bring on the eaglet! We have been enjoying the sounds and smells of the earth, and we hope that this season will be an outstanding season.