beans

The Bottom

The bottom. That’s what I am calling the newly tilled part because, well, it’s at the bottom of our pasture.

Today, I worked in the bottom.

20140608-181732-65852858.jpgWhat’s shown here are the 10′ x 10′ plots I’ve laid out. There are ten of those plots. In each plot are 15 mounds, each about 4″ high and 18″ in diameter. These 10 plots are going to contain The Three Sisters plantings (http://www.reneesgarden.com/articles/3sisters.html): corn, beans and squash interplanted. The corn is planted first in alternating mounds.

20140608-182113-66073637.jpgCompost added to tops of corn mounds.

I planted Ambrosia, a deliciously sweet bi-color. Four seeds go into each mound, spaced 6″ away in each direction (forms a square). When the corn is about 4″ high the beans and squash will be planted. The beans are planted in the corn mounds. The squash has its own mound. I will be planting am heirloom bean, a pink greasy bean that is a pole bean (will climb the corn). The squashes will be winter squashes and pumpkins.

20140608-182629-66389573.jpgAah. Shade.

20140608-182730-66450647.jpgSnoopervisors…

20140608-182828-66508981.jpgMy farm crew.

Spectacular Saturday

It was another spectacular Saturday at the farm. We enjoyed a nice visit with the Vann family, had a delicious lunch then got busy.

After recovering from my first canning endeavor, we created a setup to continue the process here at the farm. By using a two burner hot plate, the gas burner on the grill, and our stand alone turkey frier burner, we made it happen. Eight pints of Roma beans were canned.

Here’s some if my help in the background:

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Back on track

Hi Pulaski friends and neighbors!

We are happy to say that we will be back at the Marketplace tomorrow night, from 4-8, as well as next Tuesday to close out the market season. We sure have missed everyone!

I’ll be coming to town with a variety of lettuces – head and a loose leaf mixture – some bell peppers, hot peppers (we just pickled some yesterday and man, are they great), possibly some beans, carrots, radishes, Swiss chard, and herbs.

Ready for market!

Ready for market!