Today we did so many things!
After french toast and our usual morning meeting where we discuss the coming day at the farm, we did some big projects: mowing everything we could before the impending rain, and tilling some beds for planting. Most of our spring plants are in the ground already, like the dusty miller below (thanks for the seedlings, Plantmasters!).
Then I texted Ellen at Local Color Flowers and Mary Ellen at Crimson & Clover to see if they wanted some lovely lamb's ear. I always include the stem length (10 inches in this case) and a picture or two in texts to florists-- always good to be as clear as possible! Both "Ellens" wanted some lamb's ear, so I did the first harvest of the season. I'll deliver tomorrow afternoon.
After a lunch break, some chocolate-covered raisins, and watering the seedlings in the greenhouse, it was weeding, weeding, weeding. I like to listen to podcasts when I'm weeding alone (it was Radiolab today). Jascha finished mowing the tree nursery while I attacked the weeds and continued my unintentional quest to have the tannest arms ever.
We also inspected the plants that are almost ready to bloom. There's so much potential in each and every bud waiting to bloom...
We ended the day in the greenhouse, where we potted up rosemary and organized the plants we'll be selling at the Mother's Day Pop-up on Saturday 9 am to noon in Baltimore, right by Waverly Market. You should all go! Bring your moms!
Farm work done- until tomorrow! I wish you a walk past a lilac branch.