Thursday, 27 March 2014

welcome back

“the first day of spring is one thing, 
and the first spring day is another.” henry van dyke

oh how true! i am waiting with bated breath for that first spring day!

we have had a very cold and very quiet week
i think it was minus 13 yesterday....minus too much!
you can imagine what a delight it was to see the first robins

i believe they are the true harbingers of spring!

can farm equipment be beautiful? i think so!
oh la la...the repetition of lines, the graceful curves, the gentle swirls
i love how they look a little carefree and organic 

i so love the rust too!

i have just learned that today is #thankafarmerthursday! how sweet! 
this news came from olive who you must visit!
olive is a wonderful gal who writes so beautifully about food adventures in our area. 
she does a lovely job of honouring food artisans and local farmers who share her passion for excellence in food.
 i love her genuine interest in supporting these businesses.

warm farm hugs,

                                                                                                                     carl laidlaw orchards

Thursday, 20 March 2014

hello spring

hello and welcome to the farm!

and welcome sweet spring!

i thought you would enjoy a peek into our farm life 
during the months we don’t see you...
it feels like a perfect time to begin to share the farm with you here...
when the land holds such promise of growth and abundance...full of simple pleasures. 
it’s beautiful!

spring is my absolute favourite season! i love everything about it!
the birds’ return, the longer days, the smell of earth, 
 the bulbs in my garden (i always forget where i planted them)
finding eggs in nests, puddles, soakers, worms,
my kids’ birthdaysearth day, blossoms, a million shades of gentle green, 
fragrant warm breezes, using my clothesline list is pretty much endless!

spring ...a poem that lasts 92 days! 

miss m and i  went looking for pussy willows this week
...we were a titch early

look who else has been enjoying the farm!

even the birds’ nests look sweet 

and so long long winter....
 we were fortunate
the ice storm brought minimal damage 
 and made the farm look like a fairy tale...

after winter outstayed her welcome,  i love this encouraging quote:

“no winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.”    -hal borland 

hello spring!


                                                                                   carl laidlaw orchards