Hello there, surfacing with an undate. Scenes from late Nov to Early December.
Frank has his seed orders almost ready to send into Johnny's and FedCo. He started a "Soil Bank" garden in the spot where the old barn stood. (The wonderful historic old log base barn lost in the 2012 July Storm.)The soil bank concept is to plant to renew, replenish, enrich the earth. As that dirt improves, it will be harvested and moved into beds in the vegetable garden and high tunnel to bolster the intense growing plots.
|Frank tilling a mix of peat, compost, dirt dug from one of the Hi Tunnel Beds.|
|Here bed, soil removed, mixed as above and then replaced - note the dark soil at the far end. All digging, moving, and replacement done by hand.|
He also is experimenting with small winter patch with seed onions, spinach, carrots, parsnips.
|Frank watering his winter garden.|
Now with snow on the ground he is splitting wood (our primary heat source for the house is wood burning stoves.) Doing more work on fence lines and walking trails in the wooded pastures.
|This is the first draft of instructions to accompany a needle felt ornament kit|