We finally finished planting the almost 2,000 corn plants raised from seed in the growing room, then the greenhouse. Last Saturday in pouring, cold rain, our good friends Maria, Char, Robin, and Nichelle braved the weather and helped us get the remaining 1,200 plants in the ground. At least we did not need to water the plants in. The field was newly plowed last spring and planted with ground cover which was about three feet tall just two weeks ago. Dad came with his handy-dandy weedeater and cut the tall grass. Mark and I raked it and hauled it off the field, then Mark tilled the area three or four times. Whew!! We planted twelve varieties in 30' blocks. Which ones will produce and which ones will be the tastiest? This is the FUN of planting several varieties. Our last major 'one and done' crop this season--in the ground.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.