Busy Busy Busy…..
Here are some pics from the late winter/early spring. We are just getting into the thick of things-our earthmoving guy comes tomorrow to terrace the hillside where the main gardens and orchards will go! Super exciting. The new greenhouse works fabulously-one of my jobs for today is to get the prop cabinet up and running-time to start tomatoes! Got the onions and greens going-bottom heat for the onions and the greens don’t need anything other than the greenhouse protection and warmth….here’s some Arugula. A little leggy probably due to the big fluctuations in temperature from night to day (downside of a small greenhouse)-but they are in the ground now and doing well!
My kind neighbor came down with his tractor and tilled up the lower garden for me-long term plan is this is where the perennials and berries will be, also some of the orchard trees (cider apples perhaps? or Pears).
The Dingo – aka My Six Strong Men or MSSM-has been awesome for amending the beds once I built them (by hand with a shovel-some day I will have one of these). Also for setting posts for the deer and elk fence-yet to be installed but coming soon to a farm near you!
We have for the most part been having freakishly warm weather both outside and in. You can definitely heat a 4 bdrm house with a wood fired furnace!
The unusual weather is more than a little worrisome-will summer be hot and dry dry dry? Or cool and wet as mild dry winters in the PNW usually indicate? More kale? Or more peppers? Hmmmmm. Anyway, any sun at this time of year is greatly appreciated-it has been a gorgeous late winter/early spring.
Hope you have some fair weather to enjoy where-ever you are! Cheers-