SPRING is here and we are grateful for the rain! The grass is so green and lush. Our cows are happy with all the grazing. The chickens, while wet today, are grateful for the longer days and eggs production is flourishing. The young lettuces and kale that we planted in the new greenhouse are now outside and we are waiting for the ground to dry in the second position of the greenhouse so we can plant early tomatoes soon!
We have finished spreading the nutrients on the soil and are now waiting to work the soil after it has dried a bit. Everyone has a bit of spring fever and wants to plant, plant, plant... and we know it is important to be patient.
A new woman and her child have joined us, Lindsey and her son Newi have joined us and she is managing the sprout and wheatgrass production. We definitely feel like a real farm family now! She lived and worked on our farm in Maui for over 5 years and we are so happy to have her, her son and her skills supporting Be Love Farm.
I am hoping that the photo is available here. Love. Terces
I am thrilled to be sharing farm life with you this month, it so seems like early Spring and we are well aware that more rain and perhaps colder weather will still be coming, but for right now it is BEAUTIFUL. The mornings are cool and we start our campfire early so we can gather around it for farm breakfast. I have been studying and working on artisan bread making so many morning we have my latest experiment to eat with jam, honey and or cinnamon sugar (a childhood favorite of mine and my daughter Molly). Of course there are grandchildren running around along with the dogs, Amor and Bella.
Then the sun starts coming out around 8:30 -9:00 am and it is stunning. Rays of bright light shining on the budding fruit trees and dewy blades of grass. We even cut the grass between the trees in the orchard yesterday and I spread wild flower seeds in the cow area so they could push them into the moist ground while grazing. Quite a beautiful site the cows just the other side of the fresh water pool, which by the way is still really COLD (55 degrees).
Fabulous February already!
We are thrilled that our new greenhouse is now planted and the baby kale and lettuces are looking wonderful and warm. I'll take some more pictures and share them with you all.
Awoke this morning to frozen pipes and deep frost covering the entire farm. I am sharing this photo taken in late Spring last year to inspire myself!
I often remind myself that other farmers farm in full on winter weather and then again they probably have a house!
I love our farm life and am so grateful for the out of doors life we live. Sometimes I wonder what drove us all in doors anyway. I would no longer opt for a breakfast out in some local cafe rather than the winter sitting around a campfire sharing stories, tea and coffee along with a farm fresh meal.
WE are deep into frost these cold farm mornings, and it is peaceful and beautiful here. The campfire keeps us warm and then caps and jackets work while walking about.
Matthew is pruning fruit trees, Terces keep chicken nests clean and getting ready to prune rose bushes. The cows get led to pasture each morning so they are happy with all the winter green grass added to their diet.
Kale and brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, collards are plentiful. The ground inside the new greenhouse is drying so soon we will plant young kale plants in there for an early start to Spring kale. We are currently working on the internal irrigation for the green house.
Welcome to our new Be Love Farm website and blog. We are thrilled to have this new way of communicating with you. As you may know, the work of a farm is never done, so there are always things we can be sharing with you to keep you connected to our farm life, no matter where you live.
We invite you to look around the website and get to know us and what we are creating here.
We look forward to growing this site and adding on to what it offers during this coming year.