We feel like little worker bees these days, moving from one project to the next. Many may think farming is monotonous but we have found it to be anything but that. Especially starting a business. There is always so much to do and not enough hours in the day, and never enough things crossed off the list. But we love it. We love teaching ourselves new skills, helping plants grow, and working outside with the rhythm of nature. We feel blessed to be living in such a beautiful place and to be growing food for our community.
Hope you enjoy this week’s photo journal.
Everyone, meet Kyle. He just moved to the Grants Pass area and is starting his own farm business. But until his operation is in full swing, he will be helping us out around the farm. So awesome!
Kyle and Jeff are figuring out how to construct the end walls for the hoop house. Good thing they have the plumb bob
And voila! There are the finished frames for the end walls. We’re getting closer and closer to planting our summer crops in there…
Seeding fennel. This picture doesn’t do it justice but the seeds are beautiful, all silver and sparkly.
Our compost delivery has arrived! We still can’t believe that we got a truck this big into the middle of our fields. That was one amazing truck driver.
A season’s worth of compost! It’s like black gold
The implement in front of the compost is called a manure spreader. We fill it with compost, hook it up to the tractor, and as it is being driven, spreads compost over the fields.
Jeff’s mom, Carmie, has been in town for the past week and, lucky for us, has wanted to work on the farm. She has been a huge help weeding all the strawberry beds. Thanks Carmie!!
On your mark, get set, planting time!!!
Anna and Carmie are pulling the seedlings out of the trays and dropping them in the right place so that Jeff and Kyle can quickly and easily plant them
We planted broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, bunching onions, kale, cabbage, and a beneficial flower mix for a total of 7 beds, each 150 feet long. Hopefully they will all grow big and strong.
Jeff is mowing and tilling in another section of cover crop for our next plant out around the end of April.