We were a little behind in getting new starts in the field mostly due to the colder weather. But, thanks to Karen (sister) who came up from Salem to help, we managed to get over 500 broccoli and cabbage plants in the ground and covered with agribond. Farming is excellent physical activity and we had the sore muscles to prove it. The next day, mom came and helped plant dry onions while dad ran the weedeater. And, today, the two of us planted peas both outside and in the super tunnel. We are juggling greenhouse openings with the morning fog and frost---do we open them before we go to work or come home midday to open?--that is the daily question.
We work in the greenhouses as much as possible! On Saturday, we had the pleasure of seven Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop #43623 helping us plant fingerling potatoes in the super tunnel. They planted four 30 foot rows and helped us weed the tunnel. The potatoes will be ready to go out to our subscribers in late June.
On Sunday, we planted peas and beans, again in the super tunnel while it hailed about 2" outside. We even used our snow removal poles to push the hail off of the greenhouse.
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.