Last weekend we opened our farm for Open Farm Days this spring. Our first day looked like this! Oh my, it seems each year, no matter what date we open on, we don’t have the best weather. That said, we had several hardy folks that came anyway, both for the free workshops, and to do a bit of shopping in our Farm Stand store. We are in deep gratitude for those people who kept our moral up as we started our Open Farm Days for this spring. Thank you.
So, on Sunday morning it still looked pretty darn snowy around here, but the snow was juicy wet, and great moisture for the earth. We can never complain about good moisture in the farming or gardening world. By Monday morning it was muddy, but the snow was melted and soaked in.
A week later, its beautiful here. Everything is greening up and blooming. Tomorrow when we open the Farm at 9am it is supposed to be a gorgeous day. Warm and sunny. The perfect Open Farm Day we think.
There are milk carton heirloom tomatoes for sale.
Or maybe we can interest you in a Mini Garden in a Tray that will attract native and honey bees to your garden space.
If you follow this blog, you’ll remember a while back that I planted three old bird baths that had cracked and no longer hold water to be used as a bird bath. Two are succulent gardens and this one is an herb garden. Now it is filled in and looks amazing. The herbs are ready to use. This was a perfect way to reuse this birdbath. I put this garden in the Farm Stand store as a display for a while, but eventually, I’ll take it out into my own garden and find it a good home there.
The other very exciting thing that happened is that we made the front page of the Daily Record newspaper. Carrie Canterbury, who is a journalist for the newspaper, interviewed us a couple of weeks back and said she was going to write an article about us since we are celebrating our 20th Farm Anniversary. We were stunned to find ourselves on the front page and a very wonderful and long article about us, and how we came to be here in Canon City, along with all the things we do here on our farm. Thank you, Carrie, for making us feel fantastic, and letting people know about Desert Canyon Farm, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary here this year. We are in gratitude!
Well, this has been a whirlwind week around here, between the weather events, getting more final touches done in the Farm Stand store, pulling wholesale orders and getting them delivered, and planting, planting, planting more plants to sell in the month of May. We have filled every nook and crannies, literally, in our greenhouses! I even have flats of newly planted veggies and herbs sitting on carts until I can find them some bench space. This is how spring is. It’s both exciting and exasperating all at the same time. We’re so tired at the end of each day, but each morning we’re back at it and happy to be doing so. Life is good.