What’s been going on!
It has been nearly two weeks since our last market and we are still overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and thoughts from so many people not to mention the generous gifts. We can’t thank everyone enough for the books, chocolates and cookies, the bottles of wine, champagne and bourbon and much more! The touching words on so many cards and in messages have sent us off on the next phase well. Again a big thank you!
We would like to say we have been laying around swilling all that booze but we have pretty much been business as usual, working everyday on various projects around the farm. Betsy has really been working on her ornamental beds, cleaning, weeding, planting, shopping for plants; having a great time.
I have taken down two of the sliding tunnels so far, three more to go and working on getting the field in front of the tunnels ready, trying to knock back some bad perennial weeds, before we seed it to grass and surround part of it with the new deer fence that will protect our new food gardens. This field used to be mostly woody perennials for cut flowers like viburnums, hydrangeas but we took them all out this spring. There will probably be more ornamentals planted there in the future but time will tell.
We will give you updates from time to time on the progress with the new gardens and other adventures as they happen.
Pictures of the week
Second tunnel dismantling underway
¾ of an acre under conversion
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all at the market or around town!
Alex and Betsy
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Dear Betsy and Alex, I did see your newsletter about your last market day. Sadly, we couldn’t make it the market that day. Thanks for all the years of great veggies and flowers. This is our 6th season with a home garden, and you’ve always been an inspiration. Best of luck in retirement. Cheers, Doug and Suzanne Crawley.
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Doug, we are happy that you two are gardening and loving life out in the country. Hopefully we will run into each other and I still have a pepper roaster in case you need one sometime!