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Visit the Farmers Market Thursdays 3-7pm
Iâ€™m not even going to put the date on this entry since I am embarrassed how long it took me to get around to writing. You see, itâ€™s spring and although it has been the wettest April in Washingtonâ€™s history, there are still a lot of spring shores to be done!
- Have planted a thicket hedge of prinsepia to help keep the neighbor dogs from coming over.
- Planted a variety of willows in blue, red, green and yellow along the creek.
- Trimmed back the rugosa, raspberries, woody herbs and several other plants
- Mucked the goat shed, cleaned the stall mats in them and sanitized all of the feeders and water buckets.
- Made a new perch for the chickens.
- Bred the rabbits.
- Got help re-doing parts of the goats sacrifice area as well as their browsing areas.
- Brian added on to the chickens poly-carb covered roof on their summer home (okay, they are a bit spoiled).
- Deconstructed some keyhole beds so I can reconfigure parts of the garden and add vertical growing space as well as an outdoor room.
- Fed the bees (Itâ€™s been so cold that they rarely go out and things are blooming late)
- Harvested lots of greens.
- The kids and I planted lots of carrots, radishes, lettuce, bok choy, peas, leeks, cilantro, potatoes, onions, and flowers in the garden beds.
- Planted a ton of seeds in trays that are now overcrowding the greenhouse (snow and hail in April!)
- Made compost tea and applied it to a test garden. (Amazing difference!)
- Taught two soils science class and composting class.
- Planted a berm with edible berries and trees with my apprentices.
- Planted a perry pear, cider apple and medlar tree.
- Planted forage plants including Nanking cherries around the summer chicken house.
- Did all the mom things like helping both kids enter project in a science fair and droving kids to and from swim classes.
- Did the homestead stuff like baking bread and making cheese.
- Got our www.SongCroftNaturals.com business ready for the Snohomish Farmers Market.
- And so the list goes onâ€¦
Soon I will be at the Snohomish Farmers Market every Thursday.
You might be asking yourself how I find time and energy to do all of these things. It is really more simple than one might think. I donâ€™t have to go to the grocery very often and I donâ€™t watch TV. I eat a healthy diet that includes very little processed foods and I have a positive attitude, even in this rainy season.
Attitude is everything!
See you at the Snohomish Farmers Market!