Spring! by Kerissa Taylor

Spring. New energy, growth, life, power. An awakening from the dead of winter and breaking forth into a new time and place. A time for clearing out the old to make room for the new. It is both cleansing and refreshing. The days warm and we begin to emerge from the cocoon we have been living in, eager to partake of nature and freedom.

 

As we have seasons in nature, our lives also reflect those same cycles. Time for new creation, powerful surging energy, awakening. Time for maintenance, enjoyment, play and relaxing. Time for going inward,  storing, healing and preparations. Time for rest, stillness, death of old cycles.

 

These seasons of our life are important to recognize and allow to take place. To take advantage of and use to our greatest benefit.

 

Do you know what season you are experiencing right now? Do you know what you can do to make the most of it?

 

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We're still waiting for the arrival of a baby horse and baby cows... and while we wait we are getting our other spring preparations and cleaning in order!

 

We are preparing for our garden, buying seeds and planning where we are planting. We purchased a cute little greenhouse last year to startour seeds so we get most everything a good head start! My husband is a watermelon fanatic, so he takes special care of the watermelon plants and he is adding squash and potatoes to his “special” list this year. We plan to have lots of yummy, organically grown produce to add to the nutritious options for our customers. In the next couple of weeks we will have our cool weather crops put in! Lettuce, spinach, kale, peas, garlic, beets, carrots, etc.

 

Precious Watermelon!

Precious Watermelon!

Last Year's Carrots

Last Year's Carrots

 

Each year, it seems our season change preparations get easier the longer we are here because we are not starting from scratch. It's nice to look outside and know I won't be spending the majority of the next few months building garden beds and rows!

 

Lasagna Beds

Lasagna Beds

Lasagna Rows

Lasagna Rows

Lots of Helpers

Lots of Helpers

Spring cleaning also includes getting the sheds cleaned out and organized, cleaning and whitewashing the chicken coop, fence fixing to move cows in April, watering pasture to get grass growing, cleaning the dog are and reseeding the lawn.... Busy Busy Busy!

 

Spring Cleaning Begins!

Spring Cleaning Begins!

 

 

What does spring hold for you?