Viral Spring


One well-known aspect of farming is its relative disconnect from society. A farmer may have a vibrant network of family and friends at home, yet still spend most of her daylight hours cut off from the world at large. This makes for a pretty surreal existence when something like Coronavirus pops up. The work that is all-consuming by day fades to an afterthought by night.

Spring came early, so during the day we’ve been out and about, getting a jump-start on the season. The chickens are back in the field, the pea beds are prepped, and the tractors are mowing down fall-planted cover crop. The Amityville greenhouse is full of fl