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Monday
Apr012013

April - End of Winter Recap on the Homestead

The snow melted back in the past two days and all of sudden, It's ON.

In an effort to share with you the happenings on a cold climate homestead across the seasons, I will try to share some key moments of the year with you on this blog.  The end of winter/early spring is one these pivotal times of year.  This marks the depths of the "hunger gap" in times before a globalized food supply - that time when winter's food stores ran low but a solid 4-8 weeks remained before anything but live animals and light forage was to be found.  Gardens in this part of the world don't really start yielding real calories until early June.  

With the snow finally gone (our yard has been white since November, a beautiful old fashioned winter) I could begin preparing for the garden for sowing seeds.  Task I was to melt the ice from the raised beds:

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