The amount of green is almost overwhelming!
Supposedly, human eyes see the most variation in the color green and there is so much green to look at right now. There is so much it is usually calming and magical, all until the guineas start chasing the tiny roosters!
My most favorite season is usually the one we are in, but all the plant life and vibrancy feels especially special.
And even though the days of pouring rain and subsequent soaked through clay soil means I have to shift priorities and sometimes delay planting, I still feel that I can never soak up enough of the green-ness myself. It's restful yet so alive.
But....with all that green comes lots of weeds 🙃 and while many of them are yummy edible plants or pretty or medicinal, I don't need quite as many of them as they like to create, so see below for this year's first farm event. It's free, there will be snacks provided, and you get a chance to soak in all that green-ness yourself (hey, some places it's called 'forest bathing' and people pay a lot of money to get out of civilization and feel alive and free again,... just sayin' 😉)
oh, yeah, I'll have eggs, microgreens, dried flowers, seeds, and potentially salad mix available for purchase during the event!
Farm Weeding & Fun Day
(free event whether you pull any weeds or not!)
Join us on Sunday, June 12th for the 1st ever volunteer Farm Helper Day!
The weeds are getting taller and growing faster than ever with all this rain and sun so this farmer could use a little help from her friends to pull those weedies out from around the crops.
If you wanna help, you can show up anytime between 1pm and 7pm on Sunday, June 12th at Dragon's Breath Farm outside Libby, Montana. Bring gloves if you like to use them! I'll have some simple healthy snacks and drinks available but if you wanna bring some food or beverages to share or not share, that is always welcome as this will be an afternoon to play as much as work!
You'll get a chance to see the farm, play with some wild hens and crazy kittens, and help the plants (and this tired farmer) to thrive! You can ask me all your gardening/farming questions, learn about how I manage a 'wilderness farm', and get as stuck into the dirt as much or as little as you want!
Email me for directions to the farm so I have a general number of people planning to come out!
-bring gloves if you wanna pull thistles
-please wear comfortable shoes, preferably closed toe as there are pokey weeds and odd bits around
-wear/bring appropriate clothes and hats for the weather. It's an open field so the sun is strong!
-kiddos are welcome if you wanna put them to work! The hens don't like being chased by idle tiny humans so if they keep trying to do it, I'll find them 'fun' tasks to keep them otherwise occupied
-please no dogs as I'll have the hens and kittens let loose and it'll be generally too much chaos as they are not used to cute puppers
Some farm visitors are occasional, like this young moose, and some become near permanent residents, like the lone wild turkey that has taken to hanging with the hens and guineas. When I'm gone for a bit and the hens needs to stay inside the turkey usually mopes around from coop door to coop door wondering why it's friends can't come out to play
The greenhouse full of flower and lettuce seedlings is slowly getting planted out!
Can you see a difference between using weed blocking fabric and not? hehe, I can! Don't worry though the quack grass finds a way to come back later if not sooner and those weed fabric beds will be as thick and the non-weed fabric ones :(
The microgreens add even more green-ness to the already overwhelming green of everything. And did you know the Sunflower Shoots are back?! They are extra crunchy and sweet and perfect for adding to meals or snacking on them alone!
Even as many seedlings get planted out, more are still waiting in the wings. Many of the flowers will get planted soon, but some things like the Salad Mix is seeded, sown, and planted every few weeks from spring until fall.
And, because the spring is so busy, I plan it so that new perennials are sown in the summer and planted in early fall, otherwise they get left behind in the crazy days of springtime on the farm
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
Find the Veggies & Flowers at the Amish Farm to Market Store in Libby!
Seasonal Bouquets are available through Hoot Owl Farms CSA/Farm Stand
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.