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New Growth..

New Growth..

The gardens are raging in all their glory now, beautiful buds, so much green and even the oh so edible bits! We’ve had the driest, warmest spring the coast has seen in years, and yet a part of me really can’t complain. Feels like the interior these days, however this land and all its greenery are really needing the rains back, no matter how much I curse those rains during the winter months.   Well I’m not going to lie, even though the gardens looking great I’ve never experienced such a bombardment of slugs in all the years I’ve gardened, feeling like survival of the fittest around here. Had to put a barrier up around the raised beds, go out at dusk/periodically throughout the night to find all the slimy critters and get rid of the infestation. So far between the two we’ve managed to bring the numbers down, not without loosing a few starts. Alas such is the farm...
Moving right along..

Moving right along..

When farmers say spring is one of the busiest times of year for them they sure aren’t lying. We’ve barely had a minute to rest, but I believe its all in good fun! This past week we finally finished the chicken coop string to keep the predator birds out, and now the little ones can go enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine on their backs..   I managed to plant some wildflowers, sunflowers and tulips around the studio and coop, looking forward to those beauties pooping up. We finally got the right hardware for the remaining gate and installed it, woo hoo! And we had at the garden this week and got the zucchini mounds done and the potato beds in and planted     Johan even got the compost covered and looking good! And the veggie babies are starting to spring and grow strong! Last, but not least we got our delivery of hay! Things are starting to look sharp around here.. A couple last things to finish over the coming weeks before things settle down. How about that...