April Sunday Stroll

Oh, how I love Spring! This past week has been pretty exciting here at Happy Acres. Let me take you on a short Sunday stroll. For starters I harvested our first asparagus, which is a week or so earlier than normal. Since those two spears, I have picked enough for Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir…

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Garden Stroll

Just a short stroll around the gardens this morning. I love how the asparagus patch looks the after the harvesting and the weeding and mulching is done. This has got to be my (and maybe our) newest favorite plant – Clary Sage! It will be great in soap. I put it in a frittata last…

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Sunday HA Update

We received over an inch of rain Friday night – the first measurable amount in a long time. I had harvested asparagus Friday afternoon. When I went out to harvest yesterday morning, I couldn’t believe it. This is one of the spears I found. We have had a wonderful asparagus harvest this year. I have…

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Rainy Monday

Well, today is another rainy day. It’s about time to build an ark! We’ve been lucky with no tornadoes in our neighborhood but just across the river they were hit. Looks like the main storms are past but more rain until Thursday. Just walking out to the asparagus patch was difficult. I had to be…

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Happy Acres Colors

Everything is really popping here. I took several pictures in the past week and before I’ve had time to post, everything has changed. Last year I posted an iris count. Not sure I’ll do that this year, but will show you what’s blooming. But before I do that, yesterday was Demo Days at the Master…

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Moving On To Cherries

Well, asparagus harvesting is now just a memory. Today I got out early before the heat and weeded about a third of the asparagus patch. Won’t be long and the whole patch will be a mass of ferns. I just love that look. However, right now, it’s just a little bare and not really much…

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Irises and The Rain

It’s amazing what a little rain will do in the garden. It finally rained some yesterday and last night amounting to around an inch. The next batch of rain may come with severe storms. I’m hurrying to get this posted before those storms show up. I took my daily stroll around the grounds to see…

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Now it’s official

It’s finally spring here at Happy Acres. We ate our first bunch of asparagus. Yum! We harvested a little over 6 ounces so far, but every day I see more and more of the green goodies poking through the soil. There is nothing like fresh asparagus. And to think I used to not like this…

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