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Our Plate is Full!

Our poor blog has been suffering from serious neglect, but the gardens have not. Spring is finally here and there is plenty of work to go around.

The first round of weeding has been done as well as final pruning and trellising. The garden has been plowed and tilled. Many thanks are due to our neighbor, Bob, for helping out with the tractor.  Early plants are in the ground including a nice bed of onions.

I was able to visit my tomatoes and peppers in Norma Jean’s greenhouse. They look very nice. The pictures are from two weeks ago. I’ve also started several cool weather veggies out on the patio. They can come in at night if it gets too cold. The first batch of lettuce, swiss chard, fennel and bok choy are all off to a good start and I’l be planting more today. The little garden by the barn is thriving. Our garlic, planted last fall, is off to a great start.


We got word from the zoning department. We can now legally occupy our building. I’ve been working hard on the details: utilities, equiptment, employees, etc. If only I could get the various city and county departments that still have to approve various things to call me back or answer an email. I would make life much simpler.

Today we are going to mulch the fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries and if there is time, the perennial beds.

Add to all this the day to day items of taking care of a family and house and you can see that our plates are certainly full. We are looking forward to this summer when those plates will be full of good things to eat straight from our garden.


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