Keep updated on all that is happening around Thiessen Farms!

Spring-ing into action!

4 Comments

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

In the orchards …

037

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

035

The grass seemed to turn green overnight.

051

While the peach buds have barely changed yet,

048

the sweet cherry buds are swelling & turning green.

039

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 …

053

Blackberries are being pruned,

054

and the raspberries too.

In the greenhouse …

002

Amy is busy transplanting – while Oliver is busy resting,

006

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

065

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

In the gardens …

060

The rhubarb is popping up,

063

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

052

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

031

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.

028

 

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Spring-ing into action!

  1. The kids’ nature club group recently looked at temperature vs blossom time for the ‘famous’ High Park Cheery Blossoms here in the city. They predict peak bloom May 19th. https://www.facebook.com/100722239969451/photos/a.155191391189202.25060.100722239969451/684866398221696/
    I wonder if your blossoms follow a similar march temperature/blossom time?

    Thanks too for the rhubarb picture. I found some in the yard yesterday and didn’t realize what it was until I saw your picture this morning.

  2. Hey Chris, I imagine the fruit blossoms would follow a similar pattern, but I’m not aware of any data on this.
    Certainly we know that blossom time will be later this season!

  3. So excited to see everything springing up!

  4. Finally, besides the racoons making a mine field out of my back yard, the lilac bush has buds and the dafs and tulips are going to bloom soon (if the squirrels don’t chew the tops off). See you at the market soon.
    Lynne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s