April Showers Bring May Flowers ~ they really do!
Looking out over the wide expansion of the south side field I feel a small amount of guilt for complaining about all the rain that came our way during the last few weeks. The grass is a beautiful bright green, standing tall and strong. Fruit trees are blooming, some perennials are in bloom, and all manner of little green shoots beginning to pop through. Including awesome asparagus tips! (Thank you my sweet friend Miata!)
Lots of plants ready to go into the ground and seeds of lettuces, spinach, and other greens planted already.
Pruning is done, lavender bed is limed, and all is well in my world.
Only one problem so far…it is April folks, and I’ve had two mosquito bites already, this just isn’t acceptable. We have never had a problem with those pesky critters and this is just not the time to start. Guess a visit to my good friends at http://farmdognaturals.com is in order. They have the best products for our critters, works on the two legged ones also.
Farmers Market Time ~ its here or very close!
There was a time when we didn’t question foods we purchased from our local Farmers Markets, sadly that time is no more. It isn’t enough to know the foods offered are grown locally and hopefully some without pesticides and other chemicals. The really big question is: What kind of seed did you plant? If the answer isn’t organic/heirloom, then you must make that choice to buy or not…if you make it clear to the grower that you will not buy GMO foods, this will go a long way in next year’s seed choice with the grower. So, speak up if it matters to you.
A big shout out and thank you to Mineral Springs Farm, our supplier for the best organic Black Angus beef one could hope for! And congratulations on all those new babies! (Calves)
Local Table Magazine- is a guide to food and farming in Middle Tennessee.
It's an awesome little magazine and packed full of every product/producer that you are looking for…we are so grateful to be included. Thank you Local Table. Just Google them or find them on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Update on School Garden Project~
We are still running the fundraiser on Indiegogo and would so appreciate your contributions…any amount helps. www.indiegogo.com/projects/organi c-school-garden-project--7
We are also blessed with another fundraiser for the garden project.
Kim Emerson and her group of published authors are hosting a book sale/fundraiser on the 27 of April 2013.
Many great writers and a plethora of book selections will be available, come visit, make new friends, connect with old
friends, and “buy a book” or two or three!
More info and detailed info on some of the authors and books that will be on sale/view.
Many things in the works at or around Sage Hill, if you have questions or ideas that you need to chat about, we are a click away.
Thank you all for always being so supportive - we are very appreciative ~ always.
School Is In Session ~
So you’ve made a resolution to grow an herb garden. Let us help you with step by step guidance from preparing the location, to how and when you utilize the harvest.
Click here to visit our classroom and sign up!
All The Best!
The Sage Hill Farms Family~