It feels like the farm woke up out of winter overnight. The blueberries are on the cusp of blooming, the perennial herbs are beginning to come back to life. I picked the first tiny handful of asparagus of the season early this morning; with a bit more heat and light to the days there should be enough to share soon. There are a few more 'Black Spanish' storage radishes and leeks available this week. I was sure the snow and ice had done the last of them in, but they've greened back up nicely, even so far as to be able to include the leafy green tops with your radish roots! We are getting down to the last of the sweet potatoes, but are literally over-run with spinach and eggs right now...can we make it a mandatory week for eggs florentine?
Unrelated directly to farming; thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts last week regarding Andy and his mother. My apologies for not getting around to replying to everyone individually, last week was a bit overwhelming. To answer most of your questions: Andy did make it home safe and sound after a marathon trip on Tuesday afternoon. He was able to see his mother one more time, she unfortunately then passed away early Wednesday morning. She was laid to rest on Saturday; may the lovely lady who raised my favorite person in this world rest in peace. Andy does not have to return to the Middle East for the remainder of his scheduled deployment. We're now looking forward to a long string of very uneventful weeks of picking and planting!