March and April begin our “awakening” after winter’s cold. New daylily varieties are ordered. The tractors come out of the barns to be tuned up and tested. Mower blades are sharpened, tools oiled and organized and crew schedules are set.
Mid April is planting time for 6000 pine and spruce seedlings. All our planting is done by hand on a grid system to make mowing easier.
The farm opens in April for field trips, gardening classes, scout troops working on merit badges and writers workshops.
May starts the mowing season on the farm. The fields as well as the yard and the daylily beds are mowed on a rotating schedule. Daylilies are split and new planting beds are built. The barns get a good cleaning before being set up as equipment space and sales areas. Late May is filled with fun, music and magic with our Fairies on the Farm weekend.