Whoa, the farm is looking a bit messy on this sunny March day! Large holes are being dug. Projects in the works! And nope, we haven’t been painting the “nursery” or putting up “childproof locks” on all the cabinet doors in the kitchen …
We’re investing in the outdoor space here at Lena’s Herb Farm: adding water lines from the shop, to the herb garden and into the chicken coop/farm animal area. I’m still dreaming of goats.
This will make watering and tending to those little baby plants growing in the high tunnel (which is entering its THIRD SUMMER) so much easier. It is also adding dimension and livability to our outdoor space.
We have a tiny house and are very happy with its size. We have always said, that in order to peacefully accommodate additional people (children): they will have to GO OUTSIDE.Go outside to play, to nap, to find privacy, to learn, to move, to snack, to live! Thus, rather than investing inside our tiny house, we’re “nesting” a bit differently here. We’re preparing our land to grow more plants, house more animals, and inspire more humans … I’m excited for this farm to accommodate not just our children and our family but you all as well! More and more the vision of Lena’s Herb Farm is to bring my local community in direct connection with these magic plants. Expect more farm tours this summer!
I’m very blessed to have a husband that knows how to operate these insane machines! It is actually captivating to watch. See the videos below.
He skillfully worked from sun up to sunset. I kept him company by greeting my waking herbs. Valerian wakes up red. Love that!Bee balm looks so cute an innocent right now but it is taking over the beds and spreading like crazy. Little rascal.This will be year two for this burdock plant. Expecting some awesome burrs this fall. I’m looking forward to adding some nettle into my pregnancy tea. I prefer to drink Nettle fresh and seasonally. I leave it out in winter and enjoy an alfalfa infusion instead.
As a vegetable gardener from the start, I am so grateful to these herbs. They come up looking bright and brilliant after a long winter. They require very little from me other than a few leaves picked out of their way and some casual chit chat. Look at this gorgeous Angelica! She was such a fragile baby plant (two years ago). Planted in very deficient soil and right next to all this crazy earth work. Not phased in the least.
Here’s a few videos from the action!