Monday, February 22, 2010

My Little Garden Plans

Last year we were pleasantly surprised when we were told we’d be moving into our home and the chickens would be moving from my mother’s farm to our very own. It was a blessing to walk into our home June 1st. But we had just planted a beautiful garden. We didn’t realize how much work it would be remodeling the house, so when we finally remembered the garden was continuing to grow, we went to check on it. Oops, you’d think we were growing grass not herbs and tomatoes. We started a lot of seeds in the ground so they didn’t even have a chance with the lackadaisical weather we had last spring. It never really got warm enough for things to sprout, and then it was too late for them to.

Well this year we mean business! Literally. We hope to grow enough to feed ourselves and sell at the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market May through October.

We are going to plant lots of tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, lettuce, the works, this year. I have a home canner and will be putting up a year’s supply of tomato sauce, beans, jelly, jam, and anything else I can can this summer. We want to have enough that we can share with family and sell some at the Farmer’s Market. If you go to the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market, we intend to have fresh produce as well as our usual quail, chicken, and duck eggs. We even have a strategy of planting so we will always have fresh, delicate lettuce and salad greens available. Hope to see you there.

Gotta go collect eggs,


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