Posts in Natural Cycles
Seasonal Cultivation : The Beginning of Spring  

This time of year, the Beginning of Spring, is when the Yang influences are growing in the natural world. By now we are only about 6 weeks away from the Vernal Equinox , one of the times of year where the Yang and Yin are balanced and we have more equal day and night. Even with cooler weather lingering the days are getting longer and the songbirds are singing earlier in the morning.  The increased activities in the natural world are also reflected in the names of the shorter 5 day segments that make up Beginning of Spring – The East Wind Liberates From Icy Shackles, Hibernating Insects Begin to Stir, and Fish Rise Up to the Ice.

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Natural Cycles : Timothy Hay Update

My how our Timothy Hay has grown! Remember the little green sprouts from 7 weeks ago?  Take a look now, and we are on our third harvest! Chickens, baby Chicks, and our rabbits have been eating well this spring, They literally jump and shriek when they see me arrive with the basket.

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Natural Cycles : Timothy Hay

The little green sprouts are those of Timothy Hay. We planted the seeds in October and it started pushing it’s way through the frozen soil 3 weeks ago. Brave as can be! We use Timothy Hay around the farm as food and bedding for the rabbits, little did we realize the other benefits of this tiny green gem!

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