April 20, 2018

Springtime Trees Around the Farm

Springtime weather is off to a slow start here in the Northeast. This week brought rain and even a bit of snow in some areas, but the gardens continue to transform.

It always amazes me how quickly plants and trees grow from day to day. I am constantly noticing something new blooming at my farm. And, while many of the flowers are erupting with vibrant color, we've also been taking photos of the various trees and all the precious buds just waiting to open on their branches.

Enjoy these images. What trees are starting to bud near you? Share your comments below.

 

April 19, 2018

An Update on My Peachick

So many of you comment on how much you enjoy hearing about the animals at my farm, especially when I show photos of the babies.

Earlier this month on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, I shared images of a peachick hatching from its shell in my poultry incubator. I kept the peachick in my kitchen for a couple weeks where it could be closely monitored until it was big enough to join my flock of baby chickens in the coop. One of my Instagram followers suggested I put a small chick in with the baby peafowl to keep it company, so we did. I am happy to report that the peep and the peachick are now best of friends and doing very well. 

Enjoy these photos, and be sure to follow me on Instagram @MarthaStewart48 for other fun pictures.

April 18, 2018

Potting Lots of Trees at My Farm

Potting hundreds of trees at the farm is a huge undertaking.

This week, my outdoor grounds crew has been very busy caring for all sorts of trees and shrubs - container seedlings as well as bare-root cuttings. Bare-root trees are so named because the plants are dug from the ground while they are dormant, and stored without any soil surrounding their roots. Once we received the shipment, it was a race to get them into some good nutrient-filled soil to prevent them from becoming desiccated. With team work, and a lot of good, old-fashioned elbow-grease, the crew got many of them done.

Enjoy these photos.