Keep updated on all that is happening around Thiessen Farms!


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Spring-ing into action!

With the change in the weather, things on the farm are really moving – including us!

In the orchards …

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Lots of tree pruning is happening – making up for time lost during the prolonged winter.

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The grass seemed to turn green overnight.

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While the peach buds have barely changed yet,

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the sweet cherry buds are swelling & turning green.

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The open ground has been cultivated and is drying up nicely. We managed to seed snow peas, spinach, lettuce & beets last week.

In the berry patch …

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Blackberries are being pruned,

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and the raspberries too.

In the greenhouse …

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Amy is busy transplanting – while Oliver is busy resting,

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and the pots of vegetables & herbs are starting to line up.

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The nights are still quite cold so we cover them each evening to keep more of heat in.

In the gardens …

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The rhubarb is popping up,

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and the herbs are coming to life (angelica in the background, yarrow in the front).

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From a distance there’s nothing to see in the garlic patch,

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but a closer look reveals rows of green poking through the straw.

 

I have plenty of company on my morning walks around the farm. Seems everybody is enjoying the warmer temperatures and is happy to be outside & moving again.

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