Sunday, May 8, 2011

The beautiful Mount Hood
In spite of the cold, rainy weather we are STILL having, life on the farm is getting busy. The hoop houses are going up, our little vegetable starts are ready to plant, and our shipment of strawberry plants is in the large cooler, waiting for a dry day so that we can plant. The strawberry planting is always a big job, and because it has to take place during a spell of dry weather, we have to time the planting just right! When the planting takes place I will take some pictures of the planter-it is a pretty cool little machine! We are enjoying lots of hummingbirds right now. They are back in full force, and a particularly pretty one has been perching outside our dining room window for the last few days! In just a few weeks, our crazy yet delightful days of being in full time farm work will kick in. We will have customers coming and going all day, the phone ringing constantly, the employee at the store calling to tell me the Visa machine isn't working, as well as the usual household happenings. There will still be laundry to do, meals to cook, floors to clean, and good books to read aloud. Busy, full days, lived amidst sweet sunshine and bird song. Busy, full days which begin with warm, sweet strawberries eaten in the gazebo,and end with one more serving of shortcake before bed. It is a good life!


  1. What a rewarding time of year. And I'm licking my chops over the thought of all of those fresh strawberries!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. I am as well! Just can't wait. If you come through the valley at all during the month of June, let me know-I share nicely!