The transition between Spring and Summer is fast. There is so much involved during the Winter to plan for the chaotic Spring that lays ahead. First I start with my crop rotation plan. This tells me generally where everything will go in the field. From there I develop my crop plan that drills down to how much of each variety of plants we will grow and specifically where it will be planted in the field. There is a lot of material ordering too that must be lined up such as irrigation parts, potting mix, minerals, tools, harvest totes, row cover, tomato stakes, tractor maintenance parts, and there is always something breaking so the list goes on. So now that you plan everything you can possibly think of in the winter the season starts. The Spring is filled with excitement as the daylight increases. Shaking off the Winter cold always feels rejuvenating and the pace in the beginning of the season is measured and controlled and filled with possibilities. By the time June hits it feels like the wheels might just fall off the tractor and everything will come to a crashing halt! That is why it is so important to have your plan guide you even if it is not followed exactly. There is always something more pressing then what the plan says to do on that specific day. As I experience the same emotions each year during this time they become less of a surprise and reflection from years past makes helps guide me. The Summer Solstice is only a couple days away and soon enough the days begin to get shorter, but very gradually. There is still plenty of work to be done and we are half way through the season.