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Winter Garden

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The sun finally came out today, after being foggy all morning. I knew it was hiding up there and waiting for the perfect time to shine. Once it did, the chickens were scratching to get out of their coop and join me in some weeding fun.

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There is something magical about digging in the garden during the off season. The girls get to scratch, peck, and dig to their hearts content without me worrying about tender sprouts being ruined. They collect fresh worms and get their beaks dirty in the cool soil.

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Pretty soon I’ll get my little garden journal out and plan what to plant in these beds, the anticipation of what to grow bringing a sense of giddiness. Every year, we have potatoes sprout from areas where we always seem to miss a few baby ones the year before. Always fun to have them grow and even more fun to dig them up.

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These sunny days are few and far between here in the Pacific Northwest, so the plan is to take advantage of them as much as possible. Kids will be running around outside all weekend, we have dinner plans with friends we haven’t seen in way too long, and maybe these garden beds will all get weeded so they’re ready for early spring veggies.

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Enjoy your weekend friends!

xo,

B

p.s. Huge thanks to my mom for sewing me a pair of Burnside Bibs last year!! They’re the perfect addition to my gardening wardrobe! ;)

Oxbow Farm

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Oxbow Farm field trip for my youngest son's 3rd grade class was today.  This farm girl really wanted to visit the farm and learn as much as she could about their farming practices.  It was a beautiful day to visit such a lovely farm.  Hope you enjoy these photos.  

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My son loved eating the kale blossoms.  They encouraged them to eat as much as they wanted...so he did.  That's Farmer Shey back there..."HI!".

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We learned about mason bees, saving seeds, pest control, and much much more.  Loved going to the farm and seeing the kids try all the yummy veggies.  

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