We have been working hard at preparing the garden beds and getting ready to go to farmers market. This is been a long and slow process and we have decided to take it as it comes. This is been hard because we had to readjust our goals but this is a huge relief of meeting a quickly approaching deadline. With more than half the garden planted we are hoping to go to market within a couple of weeks. The rest will go in over the next few days. Finally!!
The new pasture seed is finally coming up and the mud is turning to grass. I have become… good… at setting siphon tubes. For those of you that don’t know, this is where you have to coax running water from a ditch into a little 1 inch tube and pray it makes it all the way down the field. So it is nothing short of a miracle when the field started to grow.
We have had a very wonderful relationship with two roosters that we inherited with the house. They became quick pets and a very special part of this place. We lost them to a predator last week. Even now I’m having trouble talking about it. For those that don’t know the amazing companionship of a pet I feel sorry for you. What a great time we had. Here’s to Big Red and Lucky Boy – we will sure miss them.
I believe that we were planted here on this small farm for a reason. At least I hope so- there have been a lot of ups and downs even since my last post. I will spare you the details. But- only for now – because without sharing the honesty of the hard it would diminish the joy of the good.