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Happy Easter!

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Easter is one of my favourite holidays!

Who wouldn’t love a holiday that includes chocolate animals, coloured eggs, & paska (Easter bread)?

Even better is the celebration of Resurrection & new life.

This is also evident on the farm. After a long, cold winter new life is appearing – slowly, maybe too slowly it seems, but nature cannot be rushed. Perhaps we appreciate it more, having to wait & to search for these first signs of resurrection.

Along the railway tracks the pussy willow catkins are putting on their soft, furry show.

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The mint has started to pop up in the hoophouse.

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The weeds are there too. Oliver, hungry for something fresh – as we all are – enjoys snacking on the these first, succulent shoots.

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Outside in a few sheltered spots, grasses are gradually greening up.

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And in the gardens, rhubarb has finally appeared …

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… along with tulips & daffodils.

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Our curly willow by the pond has taken on a greenish tinge. It’s always the first tree to come alive.

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But in the orchard the buds have not yet moved – no signs of life yet. We’re waiting (im)patiently & expectantly, as we we’re anxious to see how the fruit buds survived the winter.

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It is pruning season and the brush is flying – in the orchards …

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… and in the raspberry patch.

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The little greenhouse is like a tropical paradise – green, warm, steamy, and smelling like summer. The vegetable seedlings are mostly thriving & growing well. Next week we move over to the big hoophouse and begin transplanting – thousands of tomato plants, broccoli, eggplant, peppers …

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broccoli

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tomatoes

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onions

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Frisco, our own resident Easter bunny! Frisco is dreaming of summer & looking forward to his favourite snack – apricot leaves from the tree that shades his cage.

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Happy Easter!

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One thought on “Happy Easter!

  1. What a cute Easter bunny! Looks like my old bunny Hop Along Cassidy. Aww

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