Blood, Sweat, and Dirt

We have been working hard to get our beds made and planted for the spring.  It has not been easy to find enough dry time to do all the work necessary though.  Don’t get us wrong we are very thankful for the water that has fallen from the sky (the ducks and geese are loving it), but it does make it hard to work the soil. If it is too wet, we will damage the soil structure and it is hard on machinery and our backs! A shovel full of soil that is saturated with moisture is about three time as heavy as a shovel full that is fairy dry!  We still have lots to do and many plants to get in the ground yet, but we persevere, because that is what farmers do!

Our first market of the season is on Saturday (April 20th).  Unfortunately, the weather has not been ideal for an early harvest, so we may only have eggs and a few pounds of rhubarb, but we will be there none-the-less!

Unworked Ground
This is one of our growing areas that we work by hand. This photo is of the section we have not been able to work yet.
Worked Ground
This is the part of the growing area we have whipped into shape, but only after blood, sweat, and lots of shoveling!

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