Can you see it?! It’s so exciting to watch something planted spring up.
In the photo to the left are a whole mess of things growing.

  • Delicata Squash
  • Corn
  • Bolita beans
  • Amaranth
  • A French variety of scalloped squash

Yesterday it looked like it was going to rain. The winds kicked up and it misted only slightly and then BAM! we got hit with a major wind storm.

Dom scrambled outside to stake one of the pear trees since it was swaying a little too much.

I was checking on the new seedlings, wondering if they would make it through the desiccating wind.

I took these photos this morning, so…YES! so far they did make it.

Some of the straw blew away yesterday, but as you can see, in this section, no straw was lost.

Another interesting observation is that we never prepared any of the soil these seedlings are growing in. It’s straight up sand and duck poop water. That’s it. Oh, and of course water. šŸ˜‰

Here are a few more photos from this morning:

Here are some peaches that stayed on the tree through the storm. We lost a lot of fruit early in the season due to wind storms:

A few different shots of squash fruiting. By the way, we will have way too much squash this year. Last year we only has a few zucchini and summer squash plants and we still had way too many…hopefully we’ll be able to sell them this year:

And finally one more photo of our artichokes…I’m going to let them flower:

See all the lush green tumbleweeds in the background?! There isn’t enough time in the day to get all the weeds. šŸ˜‰

At this time last year:

Actually it was on June 7th, 2011 but what’s a few days right?

Awww! A long lost photo of Pinkie named for her pink toe. She died last year bravely trying to swim like a duckling. She so wanted to be like them. Rest in Peace Pinkie…we love you.