A much-needed rain last week gave the fields a good soaking and greened up the landscape. The Spring flowers are now full of nectar, because they are well hydrated. The honeybees are happily drinking nectar and pollinating the flowers in our biostrip plantings.
Our baby calves are growing well. They seem to like the cool mornings that we have had lately. They are bright-eyed and jumping around their mothers.
The Swallowtail Kites are still at the farm. They swoop and glide gracefully on the wind currents over the farm fields. As the fields go fallow and we start to seed the cover crops, the Killdeer start to nest in the open ground. There are many more species of birds at the farm. We notice their presence and their behavior, and take satisfaction in providing them with a healthy habitat.
As the season ends, people ask us what we do in the summertime. There are several projects already in the works, and our to-do list is starting to get longer. We think about the upcoming season and what improvements will contribute to the farm’s efficiency and sustainability.