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Monday, May 16, 2016
This is so my favorite time of year!!!
Frogs lazing in the aquaponics beds-- we hope to get the new catfish for the aquaponics pond next week.
Chickens scratching in the compost piles
and under theWillys. That truck is beginning to look rather rooted to the landscape.
We had a frost warning Saturday night so Mae and I covered all the tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and squashes with flower pots and cups. The garden reminded me of an ice fishing village on Lake Bemidji. We did get some frost, but nearly all of our plant babies made it through.
The last few daffodils of spring blooming next to the greenhouse.
Cherries are developing on the Montmorency tree. LOTS of cherries! I may have to wrap this little tree against birds this year.
Impulse grape vine purchase --Now I have to figure out where to plant them.
The Egyptian Walking onions grow HERE.
The view from the greenhouse hammock.
LaFonda is so happy to be living in the big pasture again. I think it is her favorite time of year, too. It is so crazy fun to see a grown, old lady cow romping and leaping and kicking up her heels.
I have been tempted by the siren song of the greenhouse hammock, but I have resisted so far. Too much to do!
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.