Spring is here, although some days it even feels like summer. Wow did the weather change! It seems to have coincided with our opening on May 1st and, after the long winter, we are all happy to get out and enjoy some warm, fresh air! We have greatly enjoyed the sunshine, green hills, sunflowers and the blossoms. Spring really is a beautiful season. To see the orchards come alive is a sight to behold.
These past few weeks have been incredibly busy on the farm side of life. The farmers in our lives are working very long days trying to get the veggies in the ground, plant the corn, pumpkins, squash and melons. We are now harvesting our asparagus and the strawberries are in bloom. We have started thinning apples and just completed planting the flowers around the farm yard and buildings. Did you know we plant several thousand flowers each season? They should get more and more beautiful as the weeks go by. There is so much joy and satisfaction in seeing the crops and flowers grow. Oh boy, I am beginning to sound like a farmer! I guess my husband, Tom, is rubbing off on me.
The Davison Girls are excited to share some video recipes in our bi-monthly newsletter. Rachel maderhubarb pie two weeks ago and I will be demonstrating an asparagus pie! Rachel, Laura and I will take turns sharing our favourite recipes with you, along with some of the other Davison Girls, Leah, Danica and Nana joining in on occasion. We will focus on the ‘in season’ crop with simple recipes to keep your family fed using local produce. Another exciting project some of Davison Girls have taken on is to hand-make 85 one-of-a-kind items available for sale in the Gift Shop. We’re making aprons, pot holders, table runners, and more! Look for the wooden tags with the 85-year sticker on them.
2018 marks a special year at the farm as we celebrate 85 years of farming! Four generations of the Davison family have been working this soil and producing food for our community. Throughout more than eight decades, we have witnessed a lot of change. But Tom and I count it a privilege to work alongside parents, children and grandchildren. We increasingly appreciate the sacrifice and hard work of the generations that have gone before us. Mark your calendar, we are celebrating this milestone on Saturday, June 9th at the farm. More details will follow in our next newsletter but do plan to join us for a FREE tour as we showcase our farm and some of the changes throughout the decades.
We sincerely appreciate you, our subscribers, and wanted to let you know that we are giving away 85 prizes to commemorate 85 years of farming! Each Monday we will pick a name from our data base. If you do not live in the area, we will mail you your gift. It’s a little something to help say thanks for your faithful support to our family farm business.
Take some time to enjoy the season, each one is special!
The farmer’s wife
Click here to see a step by step video of how to make Tamra Davison's Cheesy Bacon Asparagus Pie
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