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Helen's Mulberry Lane Farm Journal




April 20, 2010

My dear father-in-law (much missed and now with the God he loved!) had quite a few corny sayings. Now we say them and our kids think they are corny. I expect they will say them to their kids someday and their kids will think they are corny! And so, sweet family traditions, even corny ones, get passed on.





My father-in-law,
Jacob Allen Aardsma,
with his beloved chickens.
Photo by Peggy Aardsma.
My father-in-law Jacob Allen Aardsma





Anyway, in spring he used to say, "Spring has sprung the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is?" As I type this I have the windows wide open and I can hear the birdies singing outside, so I don't know what saying he would have for that one. I can even "hear" the asparagus growing!

I go out to pick the asparagus about four times a day now and it is truly amazing to literally watch it grow. Don't despair if you haven't gotten any asparagus yet. It will be available for about four more weeks yet. Reserving is a good way to make sure you get some, so drop me a line.

I so enjoyed seeing so many of you wonderful customers this week and catching up with what has been happening in your lives over the winter. I didn't get much work done, especially Saturday, as cars drove up all day long, but it was more fun talking to you than weeding! You came for asparagus and got a chat as well. The chat was no charge.

The apple trees are in full bloom and beautiful this year because we haven't had any spring storms to bring all the blossoms down. At least not yet. No storms means no rain means watering the garden means work and extra expense. We do need rain here so we are praying it will rain soon, even if it means my beautiful apple blossoms will come down with the rain.





Apple blossoms just waiting to pop!
Photo by 'Beka Aardsma, April 2010.
Apple blossoms just waiting to pop at Mulberry Lane Farm!









Some happy chickens laying wonderful organic eggs for you.
Photo by Timothy Aardsma, April 2010.
Happy chickens laying wonderful organic eggs on Mulberry Lane Farm.









"Hey, where did that guy's head go?"
"He's hiding it under his wing because he's afraid of heights!"
Photo by Tim Aardsma, April 2010.
Matthew's beautiful pigeons.









Taco salad made by and for Caleb Aardsma!
Photo by Helen Aardsma, April 2010.
Caleb's taco salad.





This is the life!
Photo by 'Beka Aardsma, April 2010.
Cats do catnaps best.









What a team we have here on the farm!
I'm glad they have learned to make hard work such fun!"
Photo by 'Beka Aardsma, March 2010.
Teamwork on the farm and tiller.









What does the duck say, dear?
Photo by Tim Aardsma, April 2010.
A duck says quack.









Caleb and Tim getting pots ready for transplanting the tomatoe seedlings.
Photo by Helen Aardsma, April 2010.
Caleb and Tim potting for the greenhouse.









Rachel's knitting having a rest.
Photo by Helen Aardsma, April 2010.
Rachel's knitting.









Caleb up in the rafters in the barn looking for hidden Easter eggs.
Photo by Helen Aardsma, April 2010.
Caleb searching for Easter eggs in the barn.









"Mom, you didn't put an Easter egg way up there did you?"
Photo by Helen Aardsma, April 2010.
Tim searching for Easter eggs in the barn.





I wanted to post all about 'Beka's Senior Recital and Graduation party, but I can't see the keyboard through my tears, so maybe next time.

Don't forget to go on the list for strawberries ~ either U Pick or We Pick! See you soon!

     


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