I like that there are jobs that have to be done every single day, and then others we get to when the conditions are right and we have the time.
Today on our farm on the second day of summer; we gathered the eggs and fed the chooks, dogs, alpacas and bunnies. We washed out and got ready a mobile chook house that is being picked up in the morning, farmer Bren spent a while playing with irrigation and I planted out some tomatoes. We picked the very last of the hairy carrots, we watered, we searched for strawberries and we weeded and forked over some garden beds. When the girls came home from school we picked broad beans and spinach and Miss Pepper watered the garden (and us). And finally, after the sun went down and the day cooled off a bit, farmer Bren went down to the market garden and plowed in a green manure crop to prepare for bean planting and I carried on with the spinach picking and preserving.
So far, our summer days are long yet we always seem to be catching up.
So far I'm feeling so terribly grateful for the warmth and the sun and the fact that finally, finally things are starting to grow again. It's a slow season so far but it'll all be worth it in six weeks or so when we finally bite into the first tomato of the season. Oh how I'm missing tomatoes.
But gosh how I'm loving all the salad greens, the garlic scapes, the broad beans and the peas. Veggies certainly taste sweeter when you've waited a whole year for them don't you think?
Have a beautiful one peeps.