Day 2

Due to the heat and the children I have only been able to do an hour a day of work on leveling the outside of the house. I’ve gotten a lot done though. Seven wheelbarrow loads of hard packed clay moved already and two small sections leveled. I think we will actually hit our goal. If nothing else I am going to be all muscle by the time we are done with the tires!


The time has come 

As of today we are going to be actively trying to get everything ready to start the tires. We still have to level the ground around the concrete slab and add the concrete where the door is going. Our (my) goal is to be working at least 2 hours a day (weather permitting) until the tires are complete. The ultimate goal is to start the tires the first or second week in August. We will also be needing a lot of help (although we expect this to be completed with no help at all). We need people to help level the ground, pound tires, fill wheelbarrows with dirt for the tires, and the most important is we always need help watching the kids. If you would like to offer help in any way, shape, or form please Let us know!  Also to all of our friends please be patient with us for the rest of 2016. We may not see much of you and for that I am sorry but rest assured that we should be back in full force in 2017! 

Starting to come in

The vegetables are starting to come in!  We have been weeding everyday for 30 min to an hour and it’s finally starting to pay off!  We harvested our first potatoes of the year and also two spaghetti squash, some various peppers, and a couple tomatoes. I’m the next week we should have pumpkins, more spaghetti squash, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, and cucumber.this is quite exciting!!

Starting to come in

The vegetables are starting to come in!  We have been weeding everyday for 30 min to an hour and it’s finally starting to pay off!  We harvested our first potatoes of the year and also two spaghetti squash, some various peppers, and a couple tomatoes. I’m the next week we should have pumpkins, more spaghetti squash, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, and cucumber.this is quite exciting!!

Blackberries

The blackberries have started to ripen. We picked the last 3 days. There are still so many that haven’t ripened yet, but from those that have we have picked 1.5 gallons of them. I’m very happy. We are selling them in 6oz and 10oz containers and we will be making preserves and blackberry lime compote this weekend. The farm has officially made its first sales which makes me even more happy!! 

We also have a ton of pie pumpkins and spaghetti squash growing now as well. I a very very pleased.