Spring of 2021 on Arnold AcresApril 9th, 2021
I am so happy we are finally rounding the corner into spring where we can start to see our fruit trees and canes starting to show signs of life, and we can start growing the early season vegetables. Starting in late winter, it is a blast to go out onto our acreage and see the progress from week to week of what is happening with the trees and shrubs. Watching the buds swell, and seeing the leaves pop from them, and then the flower buds. It is all part of God’s plan for us and it is amazing. The plums are the 1st fruit tree that is in bloom in the spring. I am also seeing the serviceberries starting to flower and hopefully they will all be pollinated so they will set on fruit. In order to see the fruit the pollinators will need to do their job. I noticed that the strawberry plants that have been covered with straw all winter are starting to poke above the straw and green up. Next week we will probably see the fruit trees bloom as well as the crab apples. Hopefully there will be no late hard frosts to put a stop to this springtime orchestra and disappoint us. We currently have high expectations for a bountiful harvest of the blessings God has given us.
Here at Arnold Acres we have started the springtime work in the hope of a bountiful harvest. I have planted onions, radishes, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbages. The rhubarb is off to a good start, and soon we will start seeing the asparagus shoot out of the ground. We have been blessed to have a good amount of moisture this late winter and spring, so we have great expectations.
We have made the arrangements to be at 3 markets this year, Syracuse, Nebraska City, and Papillion, to sell our produce. Our produce can also be picked up and purchased right here on our farm at 3971 I Rd, Syracuse, by appointment. We have a Facebook page for Arnold Acres which I will keep updated with what is available.
My plan is to blog on a regular basis this summer. Please check in frequently to learn about gardening techniques that are not only sustainable, but regenerate the soil. This is all done by managing the soil in a way that promotes the natural release of nutrients to the plants instead of chemical methods. I will blog about those methods and why the produce is so healthy for you compared to traditional methods of growing produce. A great positive for growing food this way is that it does not pollute the environment. Until next time!