Friday, July 5, 2024

A Blooming Good Time!

I don't have much to update you on the Gale Woods Linen Flax crop except to say... it's blooming like crazy! Since rain was forecast every day for the next week, I dropped by the farm on what was to be the sunniest day (this past Wednesday, July 3) to see how the blooms were coming along. 

View of long row of flax growing and blooming

There are so many blooms and so many buds about to flower! 
Image of multiple flowers on the flax stalks

The height of most of the stalks is now over 3 feet.
Image of measuring stick next to flax stalks

Since it was a beautiful day and there wasn't much to report from Gale Woods Farm this week besides the blooms, I stopped by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Look who greeted me on one of the back paths! A giant, ancient tortoise! The moss on his back is fantastic!
Image of a giant tortoise on a dirt path