So, Easter was a wonderful success. Thank you to every last person who made it out to celebrate the day, and to all the rest of you who made the day possible. It really was perfect.
Of course, not everything I had hoped to have complete was finished: the greenhouse was not covered in plastic, my yurt wasn't immaculate, and there were still empty feed bags dotting the chicken house area. And none of that even mattered.
What really did matter was seeing children and adults spread out to every corner of the farm having a wonderful time. It was every dream I have had for this place come true. It's looking like Easter may become a tradition as well, so if you missed this year, no worries. I was so exhausted and relieved after it was all over.
Now the hard work of getting a farm off the ground (and in the ground) has resumed. A free-ranging rabbit enclosure is under construction, hundreds of plants have been placed in the earth, and many beds are being prepared for the next round. Francine is going to have several baby goats in a few weeks, and the farm dinner is coming up next month as well...
Many of you have received your rewards, some of you are still waiting. Some of you have not yet given me your addresses (do it!)
At any rate, spring is quickly growing languorous and lazy with heat, and it is delightful. Yesterday I made a proper bale of hay by hand (while the sun shone, no less) and I get giddy with every seed planted and plant sprouting.
I thank you all again and always for your support. This isn't easy, but it is my dream come true, and I still shake my head in disbelief some mornings when I wake up (super early) to the quacking and crowing and realize that I really am living on a farm. Hurrah!!!!