One thing that is way different than the garden we had when we were kids is the succession planting we do here to provide crops like lettuce, broccoli, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, and onions throughout the 23-week CSA season. So, every week, we have something that needs planting. Kathleen's mom (top) joins us each weekend to plant whatever is needed. She has helped us plant at least 25% of all crops we have on on the ground. We had another 'guest' farmer last weekend (bottom)--Mark's sister Louise. She helped plant sunflowers and zinnias in front of the well house. Working together is a great way to catch up with our family and friends and we are grateful they are willing to spend some time out of doors with us.
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.