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Bees and Barn Swallows everywhere!

Life on the farm is pretty dreamy these days - surrounded by plants, birds, bees, flowers and everything bursting with growth because of these heat spells and intermittent heavy rains! The farm has taken on a momentum all its own as I move through this first season. I had no expectations as I placed the first seeds and transplants into the ground in early May, just the hope that I was providing what was needed for some amount of growth and prosperity for these little plants. My field preparation last Fall was just a starting point, an attempt to get to know the soil structure and to take the first step toward creating ideal growing conditions from an old pasture. The stand of Fall Rye that I