This has been the fastest year of my life! It seems like we were just planning, preparing the soil, and planting. Now our garden season is just about done.
But first things first. It seems that not many years ago I was witnessing the birth of our second child, our son Cody. Now he is a twenty year old young man and married to a lovely young woman, Rachel. This week they were blessed with the birth of their first child and our first grandchild, a beautiful baby girl. Stella Grace has added a wonderful new twist to all of our lives. We are blessed!
On to the less exciting but still important farm stuff. I planted our garlic today and covered both the garlic and our small strawberry bed with wheat straw. The only outside garden plants left are broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and some Swiss chard left from the spring.
I have planted a cover crop of oats and crimson clover on most of the garden and also in a fallow field next to the high tunnels. Speaking of which, the tunnels have leftover peppers from the spring and a fall planting of tomatoes.
Time flies and before we know it, we'll be planning, preparing, and planting for another year, God willing. But this year we will be enjoying the company of Stella.