Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Harvests are Coming

Some of you may be wondering what happened to us all winter. Well, we've been working through all the torrential rain to prepare for spring. Now that the soil has dried up a bit, we're out in the field every day, tilling, planting, weeding, and installing irrigation. The biggest project has been tilling under our fava beans, which we grew as a cover crop. Without a tractor, this is a huge job. We've been running them over with the rototiller, chopping them with the lawn mower several times, and then tilling them under with the rototiller. We're about halfway done now, and we'll be planting summer crops soon in the field where the favas were. In the photo, you can see our new best friend, the old Troybilt rototiller.

The first apple blossoms

And, the first radishes of the season

3 comments:

Jen Ambrose Cotter said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love it
Margot

Unknown said...

mil felicidades por su super emprendimiento, te extra├▒amos muchisimo!!!!!!!