Spring really seems to be coming to eastern Iowa. We have cleaning the gardens at breakneck speed. Of course, this year I delayed delivery of many of our plugs because we have had such late springs! That will teach me!!
Lots of new things on the farm. We recently hung 3 barn quilts on the wall of our barn, chicken coop and on a fence. Another one will grace the potting shed prior to opening day!
The lilacs are pushing buds which is exciting and terrifying ..... all at the same time! So we hope we don't have any more deep freezes. And that is all too much a possibility. The warm weather is a blessing ..........and a curse.
Our organic Japanese beetle control has arrived .......3 silky bantam chickens. There will be more to come but these are 4 monthes old and adorable!!! Hopefully, they will enjoy cruising the orchard, looking for those horrible beetles!
And in other news ..... its a little story ... Miss Effie's will be listed in the May issue of Midwest Living Magazine as a U-pick cutting garden in the midwest.
So be sure to check that out at the news stand starting in May.