First Bloom at Ten Mile Farm and Market

First Bloom

Finally the snow – and any credible threat of its return – is gone. I was out walking the property today when I saw a few bright yellow daffodils popping their heads up showing the first bloom of spring on the farm. So nice to see come color.

The first bloom brings with it the promise of summer, of picnics, and barbecues. The first bloom is a precursor to new life everywhere on the farm. Ducklings and chickens hatch, lambs are born and things really start moving around here. It’s time to brush off the tiller and prep the garden for another season’s bounty.

I was going to take more pictures of the Daffodils around the farm, but woke up this morning to a rainy day. I don’t much feel like walking around in the rain so I’m just sitting on the porch with a hot cup of coffee listening to the sounds of the farm.

Turn up your speakers, hit the play button and close your eyes. I promise these sounds will take you to a happy place.

I really love it here, even when it’s raining.

Spring is really my favorite time of year. The weather is still cool, the first blooms make for wonderful discoveries each day and the weather is mild.  I used to be really bothered by pollen, but once I cleaned up my diet all of my seasonal allergies disappeared. I’ll write a post about that another time.

Fall is my second favorite season. The days are cooler and the nights are perfect for enjoying the fire pit. The downside to Fall is that, around here at least, the weather is more severe and most of the blooms are gone. Of course, we do have some incredible holidays to look forward to in the Fall. Halloween, Veterans day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Chores around the farm also tend to be on the downswing rather than the upswing…I may have to rethink this.

 I posted some more pictures of our first blooms here

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