Last fall we plant a huge patch of fragrant Narcissus and they have just begun to really hit their stride. I am exceedingly aware that every crop I’ve written about lately has been deemed a favorite but it seems that everything is more magical in the spring! And these potent beauties are no exception!
In between torrential downpours I have been dashing out and harvesting buckets of their heady blooms. Pure heaven!
Designers are clamoring for them since the local wholesalers are mainly carrying the massive,cheap, garish, King Alfred variety. While in the same family, it’s hard to see the relation!
When we are on a time crunch or when nightfall is just around the corner, I round up the fam and have them help get the crop in .
“Bunch running” as we call it, is a highly rewarded job (think treats!) and is a favorite with the kids.
Being all in one spot is a real treat. There’s nothing better than fresh air, family time and the thoughtful conversations that take place while we’re getting chores done .
Jasper’s attention span often wanes early in the process but Elora is a real trooper and sticks with the project until the end. Not only is she wonderfully gentle and particular when packing the buckets but she’s also a total hoot.
We’ve still got to watch the little guy because he’s more focused on speed than precision. ;)