a case of the mondays

There are few things in this world I hate more than the ringing of an alarm clock at the crack of dawn.  It just never feels right to wake up when every ounce of your body is telling you to stay in bed for just a few more hours.  It’s the worst.

But things start to feel better when the coffee maker kicks in and the smell of freshly brewed coffee finally puts that extra spring into your step.  It’s amazing how coffee can change a whole morning.  We can’t live without it.

And thank god we made ours extra strong today because there was a lot to be done at the farm. We seeded 7,488 seeds of corn in the greenhouse, planted 1800 heads of lettuce by hand, and planted so many onions that I  could not keep track.  To say the least, it was a busy day.  And my hamstrings can attest to that!

The only break we had was to sit on the back of the tractor waiting for our driver (Taylor) to come plant onions with us.  He drove while we sat on the transplanter and planted away.

Crazy looking bunch of farmers!

Serious tractor driver.  He had precious cargo so he went extra slow!

Beautiful onions.  I can’t wait until we harvest these puppies.  They are the best!

All the hard work today made us extra hungry for dinner.  However, I was not in the mood to get creative so dinner was easy.

Oven roasted carrots, broccoli, and asparagus over quinoa.  We mixed in leftover arugula pesto wich was an amazing addition!

With a glass of red wine.  Simple but oh so flavorful.  Have a great evening.

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5 Responses to a case of the mondays

  1. Leslie says:

    Question of the day ! I planted garlic last fall. How do I know when it is ready to harvest ? Someone along the way said it would be ready in June, but here in North Carolina everything has bloomed extra early this year. So now I am not sure if I should be expecting the garlic to be ready at the end of May. Any ideas ?
    Thanks, Leslie

    • drealieberg says:

      We harvest ours when several of the lower leaves go brown, but a handful of the top leaves (5-6) are still green. Different varieties will be ready at different times. Make sure you snip the scapes off once they curl so more energy goes to the garlic bulb. This year things could definitely be early, but be patient. I hope this helps!!! also, ask around to see what your fellow gardeners/local farmers are expecting as far as harvest goes! Good luck!

  2. Trish says:

    do you guys actually have to transplant corn? wow.

  3. Leslie says:

    Thanks for the info !!!! And stay warm !!!!

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