Here we see Emily and Alison flattin’ up a bunch of seeds. A lot of these flat have to be prepared every spring, so that we can put all those eager little seedlings into the prepared beds. It makes for happy plants. Some plants, though, are direct seeded- it all depends on the particular plant’s growing preferences. One example of that is potatoes, which we’ve discovered do EXTREMELY well here. Check out this picture- that’s our friend Christina posing with our French Fingerling potatoes. They are already nearly as tall as she is, and that was taken the last day of May. OK, ok, there’s a little advertising magic happening there… she’s pretty short. But it’s good news nonetheless. (side note: all this gardening makes for sore bodies! Christina is a licensed massage therapist, and there is some occasional food-for-bodywork trading going on here)
The garden is not the only place that is making food, though. Much to our surprise and joy, the orchard is going to have some starter fruit this year. Check it out:
We’ve also had a special request to see updates on the cottage. Last week was an exciting one; we have replaced the windows. What was once a windy cave is now a lot more like a house again.