It’s that wonderful time of year that I’m outside all day, hence the lack of posts. From now until October, you can find me with my work gloves on, a floppy sun hat and muddy boots.
I planted a plethora of fruits and veggies this week. And my berries finally arrived! We filled in the first third of our orchard space with blueberries, blackberries and red/yellow/black raspberries. I can’t wait until a few years go by and they’ll be producing more than I can eat in a sitting…hoping to have my freezer packed with berries…! I didn’t want to go completely crazy all at once so I think each year for the next few years I’ll add a dozen or so blackberries and blueberry bushes.
So for the vegetables, I planted tomatoes (Roma, yellow, cherry and some funky heirlooms), eggplant, red cabbage, french bush beans, corn, purple carrots, beets, purple & green asparagus, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, watermelon, delicata squash, swiss chard, spinach, radishes and some herbs. Wow, that was a mouthful. (Pun intended.)
This was my harvest from the other day. A basket full of kale from the greenhouse and a basket full of eggs from my ladies. Our new chicks will be arriving in June & July! Can’t wait to see the blue and green eggs. On a typical day we collect a dozen eggs from our thirteen hens.