We are not the only ones waiting for the arrival of spring! Our bison spread out more and more across the pasture munching on the old grasses where the bare earth is showing through. They seem eager for something different than the hay which has been their mainstay through the winter. We are still a few months away, but it doesn’t seem too long until the fresh green of new growth emerges and with it the anticipation of new calves. I suppose our lack of snow this year makes it seem like spring is around the corner even though it is only February!
I have started a window box of lettuces in our pantry where the sun comes in strong and where we have a grow light to encourage the seeds. They have begun to sprout and we are eager to watch them grow to harvestable size. By that time we will have started many of our seeds in the basement under lights. One of these days we will have a greenhouse, but for now, Ted has set up a great spot that has worked very well.
We have just finished reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and watching Food, Inc. They were both so enlightening as they brought forward things we hadn’t previously known about our food industry. They also offered us affirmation that we are on the right track with raising our bison and the natural produce that comes from our garden. They are worthy books to read, if you haven’t done so already. Good for us and for our planet.