Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Back to Work

We have arrived back from our vacation and are very busy. We had a great trip to Alaska and Washington state. Alaska is an awesome place. It is so big and wild with lots of wildlife and different climates. Can't believe that it is now below freezing in many of the places that we were visiting just three weeks ago.
Here at the farm, plowing and planting have been the order of the day since our return. So far almost all of the collard, cabbage and brussels sprouts plants have been planted and watered in with the use of the drip irrigation hoses. It has been quite a job to get over 1000 plants in the ground in the past week. It is so dry, sure hope it rains tomorrow.
As soon as we got home, Selvin plowed most of the raised beds and Edwina sowed five different types of kale, the carrots, spinach and the four types of beets. Everything with the exception of the carrots are up and growing.
Carrots take a long time to germinate. They should be making a showing in about another two weeks.
Selvin is having some back problems, so now Edwina is learning to drive the garden tractor and the tiller.  Doing a pretty good job at it, too.
Edwina hopes to plow the rest of the seed beds tomorrow and finish the sowing of the different salad greens.
We're looking forward to finishing all of the major planting this week.

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