Look at all this beautiful sky. This is one of the reasons we struggle through the deep grey of winter. Once summer finally pulls the curtain the sky opens up and I feel like I can SEE once again. This is the natural home for those of us who suffer from environmental claustrophobia. Beach people. Brought up with air and space.
I am sure that is not a real term and though I do NOT get anxious when locked in a small space like the turkey house with twenty growing fast ducklings and twenty not growing very fast at all chickens, I DO feel a soaring soul-full freedom when under the big open loud free skies of the Midwest.
I still spend hours a day in the asparagus beds. And already my endless (and kind of addictive) weeding has begun to pay off. Yesterday I took out three pounds of lovely fat asparagus. And there has been little rain and the nights have been cold so the beds are still not into full production. I am noticing many self sown baby plants too which is a good sign. I have to be careful not to disturb or cover them as I weed and mulch my way up and down the beds.
The kit I carry down the back.
It makes me laugh that when a person grows to sell she only gets to eat the seconds of everything! I don’t mind – misshapen asparagus and double-yoker eggs too big to fit in the cartons taste just as tasty in my morning omelette.
This morning has dawned sunny and cool at 47F/ 8C. I can get a lot of work done in a cool morning like this.
Have a lovely day.
PS. My airbnb is booked every weekend this month! My second line of a little income is doing well. I am so pleased. If you would like to come and stay for a weekend-get-out-of-town don’t forget to enter your dates and make an inquiry, telling me you are one of the Fellowship, so I can give you the Fellowship of the Farmy 10% Discount.
Monday 05/07 0% / 0 in
Sunny. High 74F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night 05/07 0% / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 48F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
5:43 AM 7:55 PM
Waning Gibbous, 56% visible 1:39 AM 11:49 AM