“Springing” from the Farm to the Kitchen

The daffodils, tulips and fruit tree blossoms yet again signify the start of another amazing season at Backyard Farm. It was a long winter, but to be honest, we did not take the opportunity to rest as much as was intended. In the pursuit of evolving a culinary experience at Backyard Farm, we commenced and completed a modest, but impactful kitchen renovation. A friend and client of ours did some amazing tile and flooring work, helping my original vision for our cooking space finally come to fruition. In addition, a few minor changes with a more personal touch to add to the many shiny things to look at while dining with us. We are so excited to share these changes with our many return guests! We took our first bookings for the 2019 season in February, allowing us to get a feel for our new kitchen space, and it is unanimous that our team is more inspired than we have ever been! I am sure our feelings of “cabin fever” were shared with many. With spring later than usual, it meant the long list of farm chores was a bit compressed this season. Tradition for us at the farm is spending early spring tackling the orchard prunings, fertilizing the orchard with mushroom compost, transitioning the BYF chickens to their summer “Casa”, getting the irrigation systems ready for the summer(on both properties), as well as various maintenance needs on our little piece of paradise. Somewhat ominous seeming indeed, but Mikkel and I enjoy the entire process, and the “hands on” effort turns into rewarding and wonderful things…Knowing I will be...