Even though it has not rained for a while, the ground is still very wet. The water in drainages is mostly stagnant but there is slow trickle that moves along. There are swampy areas that the birds are enjoying. The plants are barely recovering from the cold and wet. Their growth has almost stopped. Soon enough though, everything will begin again. And as always, we are hoping for more rain.
We took advantage of the dry spell to hoe the onions and garlic that were difficult to see in all the weeds. In November, before the first big rains came, we did hoe them but we have been unable to do anything since then. The soil is so dense in the winter that weeding is much more difficult. It feels almost impossible to get the weeds out of the ground. Still, to the best of our abilities, we need to keep the weeds under control so that the garlic and onions can thrive.
We took the old shingles off the wood shop roof so that we can put on a new metal roof. The framing looks so little in comparison to the big open sky. We also pressure washed the entire building, cleaning off many layers of dirt and cobwebs. It is starting to look like usable building again!
For this week, here is the list for sale:
- Purple and Fingerling Potatoes
- Winter Squash
- Watermelon Radish
The fennel and turnips will be freshly harvested and the rest has been previously harvested and stored. When we are growing year round next year, we hope and will plan to be able to offer even more diversity.
For the craft, we will be playing with sticks.