IN THE GARDEN
I have been digging 2 foot deep holes, filling them with manure and replacing the soil. These will be my tomato hills next spring. How do I find them? I put the tomato cage on top of them, come spring I remove the cage and plant my tomato. The results were wonderful this spring and summer. I plan to do this for the pepper plants as I did the peppers hills in the spring, I would like to try doing them earlier allowing the manure to break down.
The tunnel is doing good, harvested spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens this week. The winter peas are producing shoots which taste wonderful in salads. We harvest the shoots with no more than 2 sets of leaves on them, I have them growing in the tunnel and outside. The goats love these plants and await any I wish to remove from the garden.
As my plate has not been full enough we have started a new adventure. Mushrooms. The farmer is knowledge about mushrooms and came over to our farm looking for them. She found summer oysters and a few weeks later I found winter oysters.
I am not knowledge about mushrooms, so this is going to be a slow process for me. I am studying and trying to learn as much as possible.
IN THE COOP
The chicks hatched in the summer are no longer little. The roo started crowing this past week and now I await the first egg from the little hen.
So pleased you stopped in and spent a little time on our farm. Looking forward to seeing you again real soon.