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Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Farm Garden

The cement contractor was supposed to be out at the farm to start setting up this afternoon after he got the materials in the morning. We weren't able to go out and check on things though. After a busy week last week which included two house showings, building starting, being gone for a wedding Thursday and Friday, and house guests over the weekend - we needed to clean house and get some work done around here, especially since we had a house showing again tonight (number 9) and VERY tired kids.

So instead of a building update, I thought I would give you an update on the garden. If you remember from previous posts, our garden has been a challenge this summer. The wet weather has made it very hard to get into shape.

We decided this year we just could not get it going as much as we wanted to. Ethan worked quite hard tilling up a small section of the garden to get just the basics for preserving in - corn, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yams, and pumpkins (for the kids).

The majority of the garden is being worked up by our new pigs until they get into the pasture. They are doing a wonderful job at it too. So next year we will hopefully have a plentiful garden.

As for this year, the tomatoes are transplanted and seeds are just starting to pop up. We will put in a fall planting of some crops too and preserve as much as we can.

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