So here we are barely mid-march and it is 80 degrees outside…not that unusual to have a day or two in early spring that is warm, kicking that spring fever in for most of us..but days on end of 20 degrees above normal and after a winter so mild we never took our coats out of the closet is starting to feel like yes…global warming. Now I know that some people don’t believe that the planet is getting warmer and all that goes with global warming. But as a farmer with her hands in the dirt I can tell you we have seen a change in weather for the last couple of years just here on our farm. Last summer the hottest on record although we did get rain though out the summer and that saved our hind ends from losing our crops. The thing that has me a tinny bit worried about the rest of the month being in the 80′s is that we may not have a cool enough spring for so many of the vegetables we so love here on the farm. Kale, lettuces, broccoli, Asian greens and sugar snap peas…just to mention a few. All very important to us and our CSA…So I am praying for a little cooler weather and some great spring crops.
Speaking of crops…we have started planting up a storm this week. Those sugar snaps I just mentioned.. yep…they are in the ground along with several other of the above mentioned as well. Mark has been extra busy clearing our planting beds and clearing the property as well. His tractor going none stop the last few days. It is all hands in the dirt for the next few weeks and one female farmer on bended knees praying for a little spring.