DOWN ON THE FARM

Spring garden is full of budding flowers and fruits.

The bees are busy working all the blossoms here on the urban homestead – hopefully it will be a good fruit set and honey year.

What better way to spend your time than to sit in the garden during the early evening watching the goats and inhaling the invigorating citrus blossoms. Mmmmmm

Lettuce touched by the sun

Blackberry blooms

Fragrant citrus blooms

Dainty strawberry blooms

Young blushing apples

Oregon Giant peas loaded with incredibly sweet peas

Fuzzy lil peaches

Apricots!

The ladybugs are coming out to do battle with the aphids.

Freedom Greens and (even a few beans!)  This growing season we are striving to grow seeds that aren’t owned by Monsanto in our Freedom Garden

Verdant spring garden

Justin picks patch of Oregon Giant peas

Over 10 lbs of peas.  Adding up the month’s harvest tally as we speak!

Harvesting tasty daikon radishes.  Next stop the fermentation pot!

Comments(10)

  1. Mama Taney says:

    It’s wonderful to see how well things are coming along there! Thank y’all for being such a constant inspiration!

  2. Scot Morgan says:

    Fantastic! I look to your pictures for inspiration and motivation. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t harvested any yet. But I’ll forward my tally once I have it. Tell Justin I like the gardener hat.

  3. beckyl says:

    Just beautiful Anais! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. After reading all of the horrible news today, I needed to see this beauty.

  4. Anais says:

    Re the garden hat you can get your very own at

    http://www.freedomseeds.org/gardener-s-hat-4.html

    Happy spring!

  5. Dan says:

    Oooh…. Whenever I feel my garden is big and luscious, I only need look at yours to realize that I have a long, long, long way to go. Not a bad thing, oh no… to see beauty that even my minds eye cannot envision is a blessing. You are my blueprint. Thank you for setting the bar so high. Someday, I will get there.

    Dan

  6. Kim says:

    THIS is what I want. I don’t live in the city, but I have a small peice of land to work with. My garden is dinky, but I feel like I can get a lot out of it, if I only know HOW! I have been working to get every inch of this place that I can to produce some sort of food, medicine, or bee plant. It’s slow going, but I feel like I am making SOME progress. Part if it just just not knowing what I am doing, there is so little information out there (that I can find, anyway) on gardening in this manner.

    Every time I get discouraged, I come here, look around, and say, if they can do it, so can I!!

    Kim of Blessed Farm, WA

  7. Jandra says:

    Lovely photo’s! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    Jandra from the Netherlands

  8. Mary Hysong says:

    I love to look at your picks! I can’t believe you have baby apples already! My trees are just blooming, tho the plums bloomed earlier and have little pea size plums on them! How many sq ft/ foot of row did it take to give you 10# of peas at once!?

  9. Stacy says:

    Love all the early spring pictures! What are you planning on doing with the fermenting daikon radishes?

  10. Al says:

    Awesome! You are definitely spreading the message, each picture shows the Path to Freedom!!

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