Stopping to smell the flowers….

Happy Sunny Saturday!

What a beautiful, but chilly day it is! I am so ready to pack away the winter gear…but at least its not snowing out. I hope you have all had a great week. In the weeks leading up to Spring Break, spring sports seasons for kids, and just the fact that we tend to cram a little more into life as the days seem to get longer, I know that life can seem a little hectic.

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In the next month or so we are planning to sell our very first home (tear)  and move our now ¨family-of-5¨ to a slightly larger place to make new memories. In the craziness of life and work and everything else, I was inspired by my sweet boys today. They said ¨Mom, just stop and smell the flowers, would ya? ¨ Now I know not everyone has a greenhouse full of flowers to run to this time of year….but my hope for you, especially as we get anticipate the Easter holiday, is to simply stop. Take a breath. And realize all that we have to be thankful for.  Cherish the time you can spend with those around you…and if you happen to be enjoying some quiet time alone…by golly, CHERISH that time too                          !!IMG_0842

Ok…now onto business!! My little helpers came out to the farm today to help me water our beautiful seedlings. Tomatoes are just starting to come up, and things are looking great:)

IMG_0797IMG_0795                          IMG_0793 Wishing you all a great weekend ….and how ’bout them Spartans, huh??

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Oh hey there, Baby Broccoli

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Germination folks! With a little warmth, sunshine and water…a few of our seeds are  starting to sprout. Since you already have ownership over these babies, you should be a very proud parent!

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Our Kale and Collards are sprouting as well!! Plans are being prepared for the garden install, and it looks like we will be at our Port Sheldon greenhouse location (the same place as share pick up) just off of Port Sheldon, west of 64th ave in Hudsonville. Our passion and excitement is growing as the days go by….

In other fresh news……aren’t succulents just a fresh sign of life!?

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Photo: Dekker Bros Farms greenhouse

Getting this party started

Oh man…I don’t know about you, but these longer, sunny days are inspiring! Even if the air is still a little chilly, there’s something about the sunshine that just makes everything a little brighter. (obviously pun intended there:)

Welp…this week was a big week! The first round of seedlings were planted in the greenhouse. Some of these vegetables simply take longer to grow before transplanting them, while others will actually be planted outside a little earlier than the last frost date as they are cool-weather crops.

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So what did I plant so far?

Eggplant         3 varieties of tomatoes              kale           collards                                     4 varieties of peppers           cabbage                broccoli

Can’t wait to see these little babies start to sprout:) Make it a great day everyone!

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It’s beginning to feel like spring!

Welcome to the new Farmer’s Wife CSA blog! Here you will find updates as to what is going on at the farm; what we’re planting, how things are growing, what produce will be ready each week, recipes, and more!

So what’s happening now?? Yesterday was a fun day as I received most our seeds in the mail from our distributor. We will be planting our first round of seedlings for some crops this weekend!

We are really looking forward to this season, and want to thank you for being part of our 25 – share farm!

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