New Beginnings

May has wound to a rainy, windy close, and it’s clear, even with some chilly evening temperatures, that spring is in gear as we head towards summer. Everything’s coming up green and bright, and people going about their morning and evening rituals are serenaded by the hum of insects and the sound of new life all around.

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This month has been full of new additions to the farm, with a scampering, bleating multitude of lambs joining their mothers in the pastures, as well as quite a few new (and very adorable) piglets. Baby birds add their songs to the mornings when we get up to start the day, and if spring is supposed to be about new life and renewal, then Fox Hollow has fallen neatly in line.

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This spring is heralding an exciting summer, that’s for sure, and there will be plenty to show and tell about as things really start heating up. This is the perfect time to follow us on Facebook and our new Instagram (insert link), if you haven’t already. We’re excited about everything we have planned, and we hope you will be too.

Summer has arrived; The cycle continues

The ponds in front of the house are now filled with tons of baby frogs
where there used to be only tadpoles. The yard is filled with baby birds hopping and flying all over the place as their frantic parents try to keep them fed now that they are out of the nest. Even the lambs born this winter are almost as big as their mothers and looking fat and happy!

This time of year is also when we get some surprises. The potatoes we planted too late came up anyway, and they are growing incredibly fast! The prairie nursery that showed no signs of life now has 6-inch tall grasses poking up. And the leeks we planted in the garden (half of which I was sure were going to die) are growing so well that even the weeds can’t compete! Now all we have to do is let the growing things work their magic!