This week I finally realized a farm dream I’ve had for more than a year- I built a toolshed. This might not seem like a big deal, but the back of my truck had been crammed full of hoes, machetes, toolboxes, fencing, soil amendments, slug bait, spare clothing, muck boots, post hole diggers, and god knows what else for as long as I can remember. This was about to become more than a messy inconvenience, as the market season starts in less than a fortnight and I will need the truck empty every week to carry all of our produce and setup gear. $700 spent now for a shed will save countless hours of work and frustration over the course of the summer.
We also had a visit from Fox, a long time buddy of ours that we’ve known since our days as summer camp counsellors. He was traveling down the coast and popped in for a visit… and we promptly put him to work. Here he is, being a good sport and helping Emily put in the second round of tomatoes.
In other news, I bought a new app for my iPhone that takes panoramic pictures. It’s pretty awesome (especially for costing 99 cents), and you can see the results in a fully navigable 360-degree panorama here or by clicking on the flat image below. It really gives you a feel for what the farm is like, in a way the normal pictures never could.