The first flowers have appeared on lavender and Mock Orange should flower soon! These two will add some fragrance to the plethora of flowers that are now blooming around the farm. Other plants in bloom include strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries (almost done), potentillas, lilacs (Ms. Canada - Ms. Kim is a few weeks away), bleeding heart, pansies and ground covers. Anthony Waterer spirea looks to be a ways away. Peonies will start any day now, though there will only be a few.
We did some maintenance on the bulldozer today in preparation for moving trees into a pile. With trees out of the way, land clearing should go a little faster. Of course, that assumes that we don't get 3.84 inches of rain in 40 hours again! The good news is the warm weather now is drying everything out. If the weather holds we will be clearing some more land soon. Maybe (and that is a big maybe) by this time next year we will be open for tours.
Produce sales will likely start in two weeks, with spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and whatever fruit is ripe. There will be raspberries most of August and September. Blackberries should be ready beginning late August. We will post the hours of our produce sales when the time comes.