As the summer progresses our garden is growing apace. The earth here has rested for an undetermined amount of years and seems to be enjoying the opportunity to throw veggies out of the ground and a rapid rate of knots. Stephen has worked so hard ploughing, re-ploughing and planting this last month and his work is really starting to show.
We have peas, beans, carrots, parsnips, cabbages, potatoes, spinach, lettuce, romaine as well as squashes, melons, turnips, bok choi, swiss chard, fruit bushes, garlic, onions, rhubarb and 275 tomato plants. What’s that you say? 275 tomato plants is an insane amount of tomato plants, one man surely couldn’t have done that himself?
Well you’d be right,
Since my Dad arrived two weeks ago he has
been enslaved willingly supported our farming efforts by planting 200 tomatoes all on his lonesome. Yes the two chaps in this house are indeed farming heroes. What was a piece of overgrown field set to grow yet more grass is now a blooming wonderland of productivity. As well as growing food for ourselves we have rows of root veg that the chickens and pigs will benefit from during the winter months. We are all being nourished by the hard work or our strapping chaps.
And what have I been doing you ask? Well someone has to eat all that salad.