Spring Equinox

Rebirth in spring.

Equinox. Rebirth. The representation of new life and light, new beginnings, path and seeds.

Seeds? Read on. You’ll see.

The equinox represents the need for balance because the day and night are equal in length. The first day of spring begins at 5:24 pm EDT. Now the days grow longer as light wins over the darkness. At least until the fall.

A little more practically speaking it is the time to start new projects and get rid of unneeded dross.

Today, on the farm, is the day we plant our spring and summer gardens. Here’s what we’ll be eating soon. Bell peppers , peas, corn, green beans, hot peppers of many varieties, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, garlic and onions and spinach. A little later in the spring we’ll plant butternut squash, pumpkin and broccoli.

We also have some fruits that grow all year long. Peaches, apples, raspberries and strawberries came with the farm. We have yet to eat any strawberries because those little jerks we call dogs smell them when they are ripe and eat them off the vine.

Of course there are flowers and herbs. The flowers are perennials and the herbs are grown in pots. While we don’t have a working farm, we do grow a lot of food in a small plot near the house.

Enjoy the day.

Perhaps you can dance in the moonlight.



7 responses to “Spring Equinox”

  1. beth Avatar



  2. Debra Avatar

    Beautiful tree! My birthday is March 20, and as a gardener I’ve always enjoyed knowing my day was the first day of Spring. I typically begin planning all the spring planting. As you know, I’m sure, California is currently experiencing so much rain. It poured on my birthday, and I’m currently thinking of building an Ark, as opposed to any other glorious spring activities.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Happy birthday. 28? 29? 🙂 My sister lost her home in Aptos with these storms. That was the third time in our adult lives that her house was destroyed by nature. Twice by storms and once by an earthquake. So, my wife gave her four acres of our farm and she built a house there. She could have built a mansion, but she built a farmhouse that fits in the area but is very heavy technologically driven.


      1. Debra Avatar

        I’m so sorry to hear about your sister’s loss, Ray. I have to say it’s not shocking after what I’ve been watching on the news and trying to follow through friends and family living all along the state. There is so much damage and we have more coming next week. We are keeping an eye on our trees as we are so saturated. We will be fine, but so many in your sister’s area have truly suffered. It sounds like she is fortunate to have family who help support her in times like this. We’ve been warned for 20 years that storms would become more powerful. And they have!


      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Thank you, but actually she is very happy here. She is marginally retired, but mostly works with an organization in Washington DC. Now, instead of a five hour flight, it’s about an hour’s drive. She’s been to the farm a couple of times since we moved and really loves it. See attached. That’s our road that we share with the farm next door. And, that’s Angus enjoying the sunset. Annie, my sister, loves it here.. Besides, we were best friends growing up. That sort of faded because of time and distance. Now we are 300 yards apart and have plenty of time. That bestie feeling is coming back. Now, about that tornado…

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      3. Debra Avatar

        Sounds like a wonderful arrangement for you both, and any time we can be close to family (family we love and appreciate) is such a life bonus. I didn’t see the attachment, but that could be me! I’ll try again on a different device. I am someone who would LOVE to live on a farm. Truly!


      4. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        We have a couple of benches that are about midway between the houses. My wife, Annie and I meet there for coffee in the morning while the dogs wander around because they are safe because we are fenced in. I’m replying to you directly from my email. I think WordPress doesn’t allow pictures. But, Google let’s me see your email. If you don’t mind I’ll attach to that.


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