With a very wet spring and pleasant temperatures, everything has been growing wonderfully, even the weeds.
As I was trying to eradicate the thistles from the farm, I came across this patch of
Austrian Peas blooming.
We had planted them last fall in a cover crop. The seeds germinated in
the cool weather then waited until the warmer weather of spring to grow.
They have such delicate and pretty flowers, that
provide good nutrition for the livestock, but also have deep roots that allow lots of
water to penetrate and enrich the soil.
We will let the blooms turn into seeds so they fall onto the soil and they will
be ready to germinate in the fall.
Though there is plenty to see in the walking trails at the Wine Garden, looking over
the wall and past the trees gives our guests the peaceful scenery of the pasture and