Thursday, April 15, 2010


We're now working on the mad rush to get the gardens planted. These pictures are from a beautiful Saturday, with Stella and Lola helping out. Stella planted a few onions and broke up clumps of rich, black compost. She also enjoys spreading the lime, which has a soft, fluffy texture and is bright white.

Here, you can see the beautiful beds that were worked up easily with the help of our tractor along with the tiller and bed shaper implements. All the beds and paths were made in one day (actually, a fraction of a day) as opposed to an entire spring of digging and raking. Oh the joys of technology! Now on to the work of planting; so far we have onions, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas, beets, chard and spinach growing, along with some of the different flowers (larkspur, peonies, rudbekia). Thank heavens for the thunderstorms yesterday and the more seasonable weather of the weekend. The cool crops should thrive!

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