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Posted 3/6/2020 12:09pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

After an endless January and a long February, I think that spring has sprung! January was just down right gloomy and cold. We did end up with above normal snow pack at the end of the month...a welcome change over the last couple of years. Here on the farm we had some snow that stayed most of the winter .. we got it in smaller amounts most of the time ..a couple of inches here and a couple more there. Made shoveling snow relatively easy!!! February started out bright and sunny long enough for the groundhog to see his shadow. Then was cold and gloomy a few days, sunny a few days, not sure what it was going to do a good bit of time. By the end of the month it was getting warmer and a lot more sun. March has been pretty glorious so far...last Sunday was cloudy and we did get just a bit of snow overnight... the weatherman says we may be getting some rain this Sunday.  I'm ok with it raining. I just hope it waits until we are through pruning trees that day!!

In the prop house, things are happily growing...we have all sorts of alliums, greens, lettuces, celery, artichokes, parsley and a few other herbs, cabbages, kohlrabi, and a few other goodies started. And more just getting going... Going to have to start kicking things out to the honey house soon!!

In the high tunnel, We are getting it full up!!! So far we have beets, carrots, turnips, favas, peas, arugula, and green onions all seeded, up and growing well. We have also transplanted a good array of greens...chard kale mustards, bok choi, Tokyo bekana, yakina savoy and more.. all are growing well. This next week we will be transplanting mostly lettuces and celtuce. Next week or so we will seed radishes, baby pak choi, braising greens and more goodies.

Outdoors... well, mostly right now we are working on pruning.. last weekend we worked on one of the apricots in the front. This week we will be doing the quince and then checking out some of the apples. We are kind of working our way around some of the mud. Soon it will be time to plant peas and favas outdoors.

Time to sign up for our CSA!! We will be starting veggie pickup Saturday, April 11th this year. Please get signed up so you can enjoy a season of many different farm fresh veggies every week April-November. Please go to www.circleagarden.com   If you have any questions or concerns please call me of an evening{970-249-9725} 

Fun happenings  The snow is gone!! the maple is blooming, the garlic is just starting to come up, the rhubarb has it's little red noses poking up, I see all sorts of little perennials just barely starting up....lemon balm, catnip, chives, iris, jonquils and other spring bulbs, and LOTS of weeds!!                 

 

Work days ...our main pushes for March and April will be finishing the pruning and getting early season crops in the ground....Planting frenzy commences April 1!!!!!

give me a call 970-249-9725 to set up a day and time!!

 

Hope you are all ready to enjoy spring!!

Looking forward to seeing all of you in April!!!

Betsy, Terry, Jeanne, and all of us here at Circle A