Spring is the season of life, and with it, many firsts. The last few weeks have been filled with firsts: the first shearing of rabbits, the first hoof trimming, the first of learning vet skills and giving immunizations, the first summer garden planting, the first of successful sales, lots of firsts. This is the year we begin our journey of farm life in full. It is sometimes painful (oh, those aching muscles) and sometimes joyful, but it is ours.
Our spring gardens have been in full harvest: chard, spinach, carrots, cauliflower, and other tasty delectables.The summer gardens are already beginning to produce the first summer fruit and veggies. We already have the first signs of peppers, eggplant, potatoes, grapes and, of course my favorite, tomatoes! Mmm, the most challenging aspect of so many firsts is waiting, waiting for that first tomato to ripen for the evening salad!