This has been a great week. My husband and I went on the beginning farmer tour and got inspired by Perrywinkle Farm, Granite Springs Farm and Cozi Farm. It always amazes me that farmers are stereotyped as not so smart, when they seem to be amazingly intelligent. It takes it to make it as a farmer. On our farm, we hope to have a turning point this year. Everything is coming up well. 17 out of 17 thornless blackberries are in leaf. The new raspberries are coming up. Looks like 100% of the new blueberries are doing well. We have frogs, tadpoles and at least one turtle in the pond. The garden looks fabulous with all the potatoes, onions, kale, broccoli, cabbage, beans, pumpkins, etc. coming up. We managed to get in all the tomato transplants last night just in time for the rain this week. Last night we had our first asparagus of the season in ham and asparagus soup. Tonight we will have a salad from the new lettuce. Yumm! I love the vegetable season.