We were taking Shrek for an evening walk this week at Oil Well Flats and we came across this hole in the rock.
Just perfect for my husband, the goof, to have some fun sticking his neck through. Kinda reminded us of a mini Utah bridges event from our hiking trips in Cedar Mesa, Utah, but of course, those rock bridges are truly huge and real bridges, not just for fun like this one. Still, it made us smile!
Construction work has begun on the new Farm Stand House. Our friend, Jim, is doing the dirt work to create a level place in the pasture for the new structure to be built. It will be going next to the existing Farm Stand store, with outdoor nursery space behind them for the heirloom fruit trees and other woody plants.
All our greenhouses and cold frame structures have names like the Basil House, the Plant Barn, and so forth. I’m going to name this house the Hygge (pronounced Huga) House. Hygge is a Danish word that means to “live well and simply”. I think that completely embraces what plants give us…quality in our lives that is simple, useful and beautiful. Perfect!
Chris has begun putting together the bows so that they will be ready to put up once the dirt work is finished. If we get another stretch of warm weather, like they say we will, things should really begin to happen with this project.
Meanwhile, in the Basil House there are literally hundreds of plug flats growing baby plants that are starting to be ready to transplant into larger pots. Today, Lizz and Beki began the process of starting to transplant Lemon Verbena, Gotu Kola, Baby Tears, and lots of other little plants.
We were expecting more bare roots this week to pot up, but because of the weather they were delayed and are now supposed to arrive on Monday. Next week will be a very full planting week.
I’ve been enjoying the rich red color of the rose hips on this Red Leaf Rose bush. It produced a bumper crop of hips this past year and I’ve made tea and honey with quite a few of them. These are left for the wild animals to forage and for our farm crew to harvest for tea at their homes.
Now, this is our crazy dog, Shrek, who seems to think he is a cat and will fit into the cat’s bed! Oh my goodness!!
Have a great rest of the week. The groundhog says we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us. I’m hoping he is a little bit wrong and we get some nice sunny warm days soon. This icy humid cold is no fun at all, although it does mean I can do my farm work near the woodstove and that is pretty nice and cozy. Stay warm friends.