We're still going strong and working every day to stay on top of things. Patricia is busy with school and teaching. Just today, I planted our second succession of peas and carrots and seeded cucumbers, summer squash and melons for transplant. We have flowers growing, the potatoes have started to peek above the ground and the cabbage and broccoli are taking off like gang busters! The strawberries have started to flower and the plants are growing larger. The tomatoes, peppers and eggplant have had their first transplant to a larger "container" ( actually into soil blocks, which are container-less pots of soil) and are happily growing in our greenhouse. I put up pea trellis yesterday because they are about 6 to 8 inches tall and ready to climb.
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OUT THINKING IN THE FIELD, by Ben
Spring time is the winter thaw that fills the river of life with rushing water, bubbling and swirling to the sea. Farming is like jumping in that river for a good swim though not quite as cold. Fight the current and you'll wear yourself out, possibly to your detriment. Ride the current with wisdom, skills and knowledge and it's a beautiful day on the river. The swell will subside in a while when summer gets hotter and the river calms some. I'm trying to ride that current though I'll admit it's not easy and is full of hazards. Well, this may be somewhat of a northern analogy because rivers don't freeze here and rise with snow melt but I think it works...
Be good and eat well,
Ben & Patricia