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I admire farmers who have time to record their work as well. As spring comes along, we are busy! I do the indoor work and then move outside to take advantage of nice weather for planting and weeding. We’ve got peas coming up, plenty of kale and mustard greens ready for picking, and today, 26 tons of mushroom compost arrived from Pennsylvania. It will have to be distributed by hand for now.
We’ve been eating kale for almost every meal. For now, my favorite way to fix it is roasted with potatoes, onions and garlic. I pile the chopped kale, cubed potatoes and sliced onions all together on a pan, add in some olive oil, salt and pepper, and then roast in my convection oven at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. I stir it every 10 minutes or so to keep the kale from burning. Delicious!
I do most of the flower gardening. It’s still early for planting outside but I’ve got flats of Four O’Clocks, Chinese Lanterns, White Echinacea, and Black Eyed Susan Vine seeds just starting to sprout on the sun room. I also potted up some bare root flowers from Big Lots and Christmas Tree Shops: Phlox, Astible, Butterfly Bush, and Forsythia. I did a little clearing today to see what might have survived and found irises, daylilies, and wild yarrow. I’m doing most of the flower planting closer to the road where passersby can enjoy them.