Though this Spring has been quite the roller coaster of fluctuating weather and temperature, we have thoroughly enjoyed the magical experience of Kentucky’s natural gifts. Peach trees have been blooming early, the whippoorwills have already begun singing and the forest floor has been blanketed with beautiful wildflowers. Here at the farm, we are fortunate to live very close to such diverse ecosystems. Within 20 miles we can reach a number of hiking trails touching the Daniel Boone National Forest. This Spring we hiked both at a local spot and at Camp Blanton (in Harlan, KY) in search for nature’s forest floor magic and color. What we found were some common floral friends and a few new beauties, but mostly we enjoyed a chance to revel in the gifts from the soil.