Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Bee on squash flower
On a farm there can never be enough pollinators! Pollination for many of our plants relies on the bees moving pollen from one plant to another which allows the flowers to become the produce on the plant.  Soon we'll be acquiring bees (and hives) for the farm to assist with the pollination of our crops.

Stay tuned for news and pictures when the new arrivals actually show up to begin working.  Won't be long!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Day on the Farm

On a recent, beautiful Spring day, there was a lot of activity on the farm. . .
In pasture one, Charlie was removing "deer guards" from young fruit trees and
Jason was spreading lime on a newly plowed field.

Lloyd Lee was assisting Mike with the renovation of an old metal wagon into the produce wagon for the farm store.

Susan was at work in the greenhouse planting seeds in flats.

The garlic was growing.

And the peach trees were peacefully blooming.
Meanwhile, Jan was simply walking around taking pictures and listening to the hens celebrate the many eggs they were laying.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Opening Day of Burlington Downtown Farmers' Market

Today was the "season opener" for Burlington Downtown Farmers' Market.  Wings of Dawn Farm was in the starting line-up and the team of vendors pulled out a winner thanks to the support of lots of fans who came to see, to learn, to shop and to eat.  Thank you!

After these photos were taken some real excitement began--the first "Food Truck Rodeo" held in Burlington, hosted by the market, was held in the parking lot behind our tables.  Here are some of the trucks arriving:
Six different food trucks, members of the Central Carolina Food Truck Alliance, came and the lines of customers were long!  The atmosphere was very festive.  The sense of community was obvious as children licked ice cream cones and adults chowed down on foods such as tacos, jambalaya and BBQ.  Cooperative weather added the finishing touch to a great day!