transplants, perennials, covers crops, and hedgerows

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so many of our plants are safely tucked into the ground.  feeling so grateful for this lovely spring and such a wonderful spot to grow.  things are blooming everywhere, the cover crops, some perennials i brought over from our old field, the hedgerows.  some lupine seeds i saved while i was in maine have transplanted well and its nice to a have part of my journey alive and well with me in this new field, growing, going on.  some sun, some rain.  it could not be better.

soaking up june.

nurse cow herd

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This is the nurse cow herd at the Heidel Farm.  They are a 100% grass fed and organic dairy.  Most of their calves are born in the spring and taken right out to pasture with their mothers when they fields are ready for them.  In the nurse cow herd, a few cows with excellent mothering instincts are chosen to stay with the calves all summer.  They ‘adopt’ the other calves.  Currently the ratio is about 1 mother cow to 2 calves.  The farmer, Dave Heidel, has found this method to raise the healthiest, heartiest, largest calves he’s ever seen.  And he’s been a farmer his whole life.  Which is 70 years.

flower & bee planting party !

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Many hands carefully tucking our dahlia tubers in.  

They also tucked in many others including; cosmos, snapdragons, cardoons, iberus, marigolds, feverfew, tansy, and so many others!  

We are so grateful for everyone sharing the lovely day with us and their good spirits.  

A lovely tucking in for all our new plants!