Spring has Sprung at Hauser Creek Farm

Crimson clover cover crop at Hauser Creek Farm April 22, 2017

Crimson clover cover crop at Hauser Creek Farm April 22, 2017

Hello, everyone! Happy spring! The transformation of seasons from winter to spring has been remarkable around here and I am grateful to be keenly aware of it. I missed spring last year, due to the mental fog associated with grief. Happy to be more tuned in now and Mother nature has definitely smiled on the farm this month. You see the crimson clover in the photo? It was planted, oh, maybe 4 autumns ago. It has never looked so good! In my mind, it's not a coincidence but a gift from heaven.    

           

 

 

Peonies at Hauser Creek Farm

Peonies at Hauser Creek Farm

It's peony time! Plus Sweet William and various wildflowers dotting the meadow. Something new for 2017: I'm hoping to host several quickie "pop-up" events on the farm since I will not be doing farmers markets. The first is this Friday, April 28, 4 o'clock to 6 pm. Apologies for the short notice but the reality now more than ever is that no 2 days are ever alike and the nature of "pop-up" events is impromptu. Short and sweet. So if you're out and about this Friday and have time, come on by anytime between 4 and 6 pm and check out the farm, linger awhile, or make your own bouquet (bring clippers, please). Starter lavender plants are available for sale along with lavender goats milk soap and lovely mixed floral bunches for $10.        

Fresh-cut peonies at Hauser Creek Farm

Fresh-cut peonies at Hauser Creek Farm

Countdown to Spring Open Farm Day and Lavender Season

peony bouquet at Hauser Creek Farm

Yesterday, I noticed we've about reached purple haze time at the farm when there's an obvious purple cast over the lavender field, but for now we're celebrating PEONIES! They have been gorgeous and abundant and I'm in love with them, already making plans to add more of these beauties later this winter.  There's been lots of activity this month both on and off the farm, and Spring Open Farm Day is two weeks from Saturday! Rain or shine. Some have asked if this is an invitation-only event and the answer is no. We'll be open to the general public, 9 am to 5 pm. Fingers crossed for comfortable temps and a pleasant breeze. If you plan on cutting your own lavender it'd be a good idea to bring your own clippers. See you soon!