Spring flowers… April Showers…. our forecast for Spring based on the flowers blooming at our farm is… rain in April!
Reese, our competition Arab, has been in conditioning for the Open Division of NATRAC. You can see his muscle definition, particularly in his hocks. He’s a fantastic endurance and distance horse.
We have two types of squirrels on our property, of which the grey squirrel seems to outnumber our fox squirrels. Here’s a lovely sample of our treebourne friends.
Seeing an eastern bluebird is supposed to indicate love, admiration, and transition… It’s a positive thing to celebrate… at least according to southern US folklore. I just think they are stunning, particularly on our lovely cedar trees.
While some people rely on groundhogs for their predictions on when winter will end, our own “Psychic” Mellie indicates that we will not have any more winter, spring is here!
Our beautiful red planet shimmers on most nights above us. This is about as good as I can get with our little camera, but still more than you can see with the naked eye. Mars is a bright spot in the night sky during this winter, and we’re glad our neighbor is so visible on our farm.
I’ve started some astrophotography projects, since we are out in the country and light pollution is relatively low. One of the really wonderful things to see is the moon each night gradually arcing across our tree covered backdrop.
We tried to produce our first double chocolate figs this year… It was almost a six month process, but they came out beautifully.
Here’s the text from our insert –
These Double Chocolate Brandied Figs will have a delightful splash of high end French Brandy, a Ghiradelli Granache, a delightful dark chocolate Christmas coat, and a hint of Georgia Walnut.
These figs were picked in late harvest from our fig trees on the farm, then lovingly prepared with walnut fillings and placed in oak casked smooth French Brandy for almost six months in our special fig cellar.
At peak flavor they have been dried, filled with a chocolate Grenache, aired, and then coated in decadent dark chocolate before being wrapped for you.
All food safety protocols were used in this process, to ensure the best quality and security for your enjoyment!
Don and Keri, Coverland Farms
Ingredients: Figs, Brandy, Semi Sweet Chocolate, Heavy Cream, Dark Chocolate, Salt, Walnuts.