Here I am, publically marking the timing of the first tinges of overwhelm as they sneakily creep in. Always hoping to postpone it but being caught up in its tendrils in random moments. A quiet shower to realize how far behind on marketing we are, as May’s operations quickly surpass winter’s planning.
This winter was filled with planning as we created a farm business plan for our farm. This labor of love has been so much work and clocking in at 20 pages is an impressive road map for the farm and life we are creating. I will share more of the specifics in the introduciton pages soon as I figure out how to paste it in there!
I love May –Love it! Coat-less and peeking over the edge of summer’s green hill. It is always a wild ride around here! Careening down that hill while Cramming in as much fun as possible. The real challenge is making everything fun – digging in the new garden beds, planting tiny seeds of hope and faith, grateful to May’s sun for creating watering chores, barbecuing last summer’s bounty, eating the last of 2011’s preserves, beach combing, hot afternoons in the cool forest, sand box castles, bicycle/tricycle rides and honestly, the list of play and chores goes on and on. This is May. Turkeys in the brooder, pigs and lambs ripening in the field and on the verge of hundreds of peeping chicks. Fresh and fanciful salads lighten us all up as surely as the promise of summer lends its energy. The sunshine is the anecdote to overwhelm.
Welcome to another glorious farming season!