Sunday, May 10, 2015


We're turning a hay field into a vegetable farm on a non-profit horse ranch
In the past few weeks, we've:

1.  Borrowed a neighbor's plow

2.  Transported flats of plants that we've grown at the greenhouse

3. Prepared ground for planting (built a roller-marker for behind the tiller)

4.  Planted a quarter acre of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale, onions, carrots, spinach, beets, herbs

5.  Set up a drip irrigation system

6.  Covered the brassica-family plants (cabbage, broccoli, kale) with row cover held down with lots of sandbags because it's a windy hill

 7.  Staked out a 3 acre deer fence and drilled holes with a rented bobcat and post-hole digger

8.  Received our donation of fencing material from a generous Home Depot grant

9.  Set post in ground with the help of strong Veterans and volunteers


10.  Put eight-foot-tall wire fencing up

11.  Put together a set of cultivating tools on my "new" antique Farmall Cub tractor ('53)

12.  Watched the world become filled with flowers and green things!


On your mark, get set, this summer is GO

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