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Spring has Sprung....April Fools......

Posted 3/31/2008 7:18pm by Betsy Austin.

Well not quite; the weather the last week has been glorious.... lots of sunshine....the snow had all melted and most of the mud had dried up........the mountain bluebirds are on their way to the high country.....the blue heron is back and we saw our robin{he would be the one that likes strawberries!!}..the garlic is up....

garlic coming up in the feild

the rhubarb is just starting to poke it's little red noses above the soil........

then this morning we woke up to snow. It has mostly melted already and the mud is back! Welcome to springtime in the rockies!!

This past week was onion planting time....

onion starts for outdoors

Robyn and I got the beds all ready on Monday......

on Tuesday Mom, Robyn and I separated the plants......

and Wednesday we planted.......

onion planting

and planted.............

onion planting

and planted some more.........

onion planting

We planted about 4,000 plants.....6 varieties.....needless to say we are tired of onions!!

Saturday, April 5, will be our first CSA pickup of the season.....

Although the weather has been a bit cold so far this year, the plants in the high tunnel have been growing....120677038269.85.65.173.jpg

we have spinach......spinach ready to harvest

               kale....................kale ready for harvest

                                      green onions.....green onions         

 green garlic.....green garlic

                                      salad greens....salad greens ready for harvest

and more!!!!!

arugula.......      .new variety of mustard we are trying 

So Friday a picking we will go!!!!