May Showers Bring..

The colors, the light, the everything.. had me in awe pour un moment..

Morning dew drops and the smell of a freshly fallen rain and lilac flowers.  Everything is green, green, green this week.  Now we just need some sun, sun sun!  The dreadful winter moth worms are back and eating up our maple trees.  Such a pity.. but the chickens seem to love dining on them when they are free ranging.  The last frost date for our Cape Cod region is coming up quickly, on May 26th, which means in the not-so-distant future (beginning of June) we will be planting tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and the rest of our seedlings patiently waiting out the weather in the greenhouse.  I can’t wait!

We’ve been keeping busy these past 3-4 days with a project inspired by Jack Stacy’s raised beds at Matt’s Organic Gardens.  We had all of the materials we needed to make a sample one and then for the next two we stopped at Mid Cape Home Center for the rest.  I think I’ll do a DIY raised bed post sometime soon.

A very small friend I found in the cold frame one morning…

Along the way, last week, I met a darling little friend who was shacking up in our cold frame.  I don’t blame him/her.. it was awfully warm and moist in there.. and out of the rain.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen/found a boxed turtle so I took it as a good sign.  Other than that our dear hawk friend has been care taking our little farm land while we’re not there.. perched atop our rain water collection barrel and looking out amongst the field.

All in all things are lookin’ good.  May has been bringing us many showers and all is green but now all we need is a bit of sunshine and summertime to greet us (I think most of us would welcome it with open arms)… Come on June!  Bring on the sun!

In the greenhouse… heated by water tanks.. (sorry about the quality.. youtube is good like that)

Spring time veggies are all in.. waiting on summer to greet us to plant the next round of crops…
The field in Osterville in all its glory…
A sweet little friend in the form of a box turtle…
So lucky to have noticed him… “You just don’t see these guys around here anymore…” – dad
Tazmo taking a break from burying his bones one afternoon… so sweet.
A project we’ve been working on the last few days… inspired by Jack Stacy’s raised beds..
Beds are perfect for greens… mustard, kale, arugula & lettuce… yum!
Perfecting the soil – several layers of beautiful home brewed compost & lots of worms…
This azalea is breathtakingly beautiful…
I’m seeing all colors of pink around the house…
Coral colors such as this make my days that much brighter…
Delicious greens of all kinds.. ready to eat!
Happy Tyee spinach plants…
Both dad and I have a giant salad for lunch everyday..
Happy soil means some really happy Bulls Blood Beets…
I love everything about beets… their color, their shape, their rugged nature…
Our take a chance green beans make their first appearances…
I can almost taste these sweet peas…
There’s something incredibly dreaming about the first bloom of daisies…
  Beneath the silent beauty of our prized maple tree and another coral azalea…
I live in a faerie wonderland…
One of my dad’s favorite rhoddies…
My dad’s mini maple farm…
Our lovely hosta garden… that our chickens love to pick at (but not eat)…
A different kind of view…
A day in the life… and I wouldn’t have it any other way…
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