Spring is so evident now throughout the farm! The fields are turning green, and some of the trees have started to bud. Throughout the area we are seeing daffodils blooming near old silos, and young calves frisking about. We laughed ourselves silly over the cattle across the street as a tiny new baby decided he was going to entice the other cattle to play…he chased them, head-butted the youngsters, and generally made a complete nuissance of himself with the herd. We’ve never seen cattle at play before, but like all children, they DO play!
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.