After a Winter that was accurately predicted to be “a return to a real Winter”.
Surrounded on this side of things, with sounds of melting snow and birdsong, I am once again mystified how anyone who came from away to “settle” this land survived that first Winter.
Or any one that followed.
Thanks to Mother Nature and her slow but steady plan for Spring, initial worry of floods has receded along with the snow.
Not that it is removed as a possibility - just that it has moved down the list.
This is year one with my current seed starting rig. And so far it has been a dream - all the working parts operating together - textbook styles.
Using grow lights in conjunction with real sunlight, and the addition of a fan blowing warm air from our woodstove, onions and leeks germinated in record time.
The recurring theme of finite space and lighting has me considering options for a temporary greenhouse that could live on our back deck for Springtime. Good chunks of my day are spent down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest.
Behind the scenes of veggie farming is always the less glamorous but equally important realm of planning. New ways to sell produce. How to produce more to sell. The classic chicken or egg scenario.
And while I don’t foresee much change in this area, there are a few exciting developments coming to Of Field and Forest this season. In the interest of delayed gratification AND to lure you, the reader back, the exciting news will be delivered at a later date.
So stay tuned.
Happy Spring Equinox to you.