Farming is such a unique lifestyle. The ups and downs and highs and lows of the different seasons make for excitement, adrenaline rushes, and a need for the ability to transition from activity to activity almost seamlessly. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy, and sometimes Farmer Jeff and I aren’t all that good at it. Don’t get me wrong. We love our farm and our choice of an agricultural career, but sometimes adjusting to the schedule can be a bit of a challenge for us. The lull of winter offers great respite from the hectic and crazy regiment that April 1st through December brings annually.
Then suddenly, spring is upon us! The weeds are growing, the grass is growing, the fields need tending, the seeds need to be planted, the flowers in the greenhouse need to be sold, the Christmas trees need to be nurtured, the strawberry fields need to be cultivated, the old raspberry canes need to be cut down and the good canes tied up… and the list goes on and on. Talk about a need for an adrenaline rush, or at least some really strong coffee!
Yet, spring is one of our favorite seasons. To watch the blossoms appear and then turn to tiny fruit for the harvest, to smell the grass after it has been cut, and to admire the beautiful flowers popping up after the winter harshness, brings such joy that you can’t help but be grateful for the gift of the seasons, each unique and each wonderful in it’s own way. So here is to spring, and the crazy beauty it brings to the farm!