Just a few weeks have passed since our last seeding project, but already there are signs of new life at Restoration Farm as preparations are moving full tilt toward the 2012 growing season.
Fresh green sprouts of Gladstone Onions – seeded by me – are poking out of the loamy soil in the greenhouse.
We spend a crisp Sunday morning on the cusp of Spring seeding stacks of additional flats that will serve as the “birthplace” for Red Ace Beets, Touchstone Gold Beets, and Deep Purple Scallions.
The heritage chicks that arrived a few weeks ago have quickly become gangly teenagers, and outgrown their original brooder.
Outside, Head Grower Caroline Fanning peeks into the hen house. She emerges with a perfect brown egg, which she puts into my hand. It is still warm, and perhaps the freshest egg I’ve ever held.
There’s no chance I’m putting this new egg in the refrigerator. There’s a better way to celebrate this little life moment offered by Restoration Farm.
What a simply perfect, farm fresh lunch!
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