Bay Branch Farm

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And so it begins…

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The weekend brought sunshine and mild temperatures and indicated it’s time to get hands in the soil and seeds in the ground. We planted two flats of spinach and kale and did a bit of clean up as we get ready for outdoor planting. Spring flowers are starting to emerge and the bees were active and finding pollen somewhere. This is a favorite time of year for me, though I’m sure we have a few more weeks of cold temps before things really start to blossom and show signs of life.

Seed saving. These are Kentucky pole beans that we dried and plan to plant this summer.

Seed saving. These are Kentucky pole beans that we dried and plan to plant this summer.

Bed of beets that were overwintered, though not sure they made it.

Bed of beets that were overwintered. There is fresh leaf growth on many of these.

Clear plastic over some of the beds is helping to warm the soil for planting.

Clear plastic over some of the beds is helping to warm the soil for planting.

Adding compost to the hoop house - black gold!

Adding compost to the hoop house – black gold!

Bees are active and bringing back pollen. You can see some of those that didn't survive near the bottom of the pic.

Bees are active and bringing back pollen. You can see some of those that didn’t survive near the bottom of the pic.

 

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One thought on “And so it begins…

  1. I had bees in my yard on Sunday – it was sooo beautiful. Thanks for the pictures!

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