|Colette and James|
Tomatoes for the 2017 Growing Season
Mortgage Lifter, Paul Robeson. Moscovitch, Lemon Boy, Early Girl, Striped German, Yellow Topaz. Black Brandywine, Pink Girl, Hungarian Heart, Arkansas Traveler, Purple Carbon, Pork Chop, Sara Black, Sugar Plum, Chocolate Cherry,
Amish Paste, Black From Tula, Cherokee Purple, Golden Jubilee, Gold Metal, Sweet Carneros, Barry's Crazy Cherry, Green Zebra, SunSugar, Caspian, Black Trifele, Vintage Wine, Plum Lemon and Yellow Pear.
Many of you know that we participate in a program called Wwoof- World Wide Organization of Organic Farms. It's a pretty cool operation. In exchange for room, board and education, you receive and extra pair of hands, a maybe not so tired back and possibly a new (or in this case 2) friend. You might remember some of our other Wwoofers, Colleen, William, Robin and Max. This week, Colette and James. Bill was on vacation (HA) this week and we have been tearing the place up. They are standing in front of a fence that we moved back to allow more room and to take out the old Asparagus bed and put in a new. We've had asparagus for awhile but the bed was inefficient, too shaded, overran with weeds and we just couldn't keep the soil in, it kept washing out of the bed. Asparagus needs deep weed free soil.
After taking down the fence and posts, the asparagus had to be lifted.
|Old bed |
Then a new spot prepared.
Yesterday, we planted raspberries and Bill and James worked on cleaning out the barn to fill the new asparagus bed. It has been a full week. We will see you all tomorrow. No rain in the forecast.
|James and Colette planting Anne Yellow Raspberries|
God's Blessings on you and yours,
Sam and Bill, Colette and James