new raised beds in March 2020

Temp today: High 42  Low 37

New raised vegetable beds went into production today. The work was warmed by a March afternoon sun. Coats off, scarf strewn across the carrot bed, winter-weary muscles pacing themselves in this new exertion. Spring embraces the earth and all who live here.

In goes the rich organic compost certified by MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association). How rich and lovely! Is that a tiny piece of lobster claw I see in that soil? Maine has the second highest percentage of beginning farmers in the country. Getting back to the land. Hello, land!