The baby chicks are here! We picked them up with the Grandchildren and shared all about the miracle of receiving Special Breeds in the mail. The man at the post office was so precious about handing over the box to Kate. She said when we returned to the farm, “This is my best day ever!” I love the lessons that children can learn living on a farm!
Tomato plants are in the ground, and we are keeping our fingers crossed for no more heavy frost. The greenhouse tomatoes now have golf ball sized tomatoes! Love the early start we got this year with the new greenhouse. Starts are abundant in the greenhouse and Lindsay is doing a great job of balancing mothering a small child, Newe, and keeping up with all the sprouts, wheatgrass and plant starts too!
Cacao, one of our Dexter cows, is pregnant and due in July. We can’t wait to have a baby calf on the farm. The grandchildren are looking forward to that as well. Leche, our other Dexter, just returned from two months on the farm where we purchased her and we are hoping she is bred as well and will calf in December or January.
Cherries are small green fruit at this time and apricots, while looking a bit sparse (too much cold weather after blooming), are looking good. Too early to tell about peaches. Beds have been made in most of the veggie fields, and await planting soon.
We are headed to Los Angeles to lead an Abounding River workshop this weekend and are looking forward to seeing the boys and the Cafe, which is amazingly successful and popular.
Harrison Cafe is under some construction, closed through Friday, and is due to open Saturday. In the meantime visit one of our other Cafes or Gracias Madre for some good eats and big servings of LOVE.
Love you all.