The picture above is of the gourmet garlic we planted last fall. We have since been weeding and putting down a heavy layer of straw.
Now, here is the proof of work going on. Yes, that's me, and I'm not just posing. I am actually working. In fact, I worked that tiller so hard that it broke, and it's brand new! (Another one of those real-life things I mentioned earlier) We are tilling up our plots to start breaking the sod down in preparation for later planting.
Most of the plots have seen their first tilling but now we wait for the tiller to be repaired and the land to dry up a bit after the rain.
Here is the real show-off at the farm. The only problem is, he must be camera shy. I have been trying to get a picture of these beautiful feathers for weeks and this is the best one I could get. He is a must-see in person!
I really should have taken more pictures. We have been doing much more. Many beautiful plants are growing in our shop and I have been babying them every day. Many varieties of tomatoes, basil, eggplants, peppers, and some things new to us, like ground cherries and sorrel. We also have the first of many many marigolds started as part of our pest-control methods.
We have been weeding a lot and cleaning up from the winter. We pruned our fruit trees and we cut our seed potatoes so they can dry out before we plant them (there are six varieties of those). We have been making business contacts and I am happy to announce that we officially have a feed supplier set up. This we are very excited about!
Chris has been very busy in construction to get the store going very soon. The front door is in, most of the insulation, most of the wiring, and the concrete will be finished this coming week. Time to make choices on lighting and much more!
The blog has also been worked on this past week. Look forward soon to a brand new blog at a brand new address. Many of you have mentioned that this blog is not so user-friendly. It is here for our customers and friends so that will not do going forward. We want things to be simple and fun, not a chore. Now, we are not the most computer-savvy people so please be patient with us as we work to make this change and feel free to give us your input. You may have trouble with leaving a comment (many of you have) so if you want to send an email, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we promise to read it and listen.