Goslings #9 and #10 joined the farm this morning! While the goose breeding project has not gone as well as we’d hoped, we are so happy to welcome these precious babies to the farm! Here’s a video of their adorably chatty siblings out in their garden playpen: http://youtu.be/_Bp1iIkokkM
Tomatoes and basil in the hoophouse, growing gangbusters! These huge tomato plants are saved from a volunteer we found growing in the garden our second year with HUGE, juicy, sweet orange tomatoes. We call her “Goldie Volunteer.”
Where the pigs lived over winter in the hoophouse, we now have planted in more tomatoes, as well as winter squash, tomatillos, eggplant and peppers. Soon to be an absolute jungle. Hoophouses are proving to be a necessity for growing bountiful annual vegetables in this unpredictable and short season climate, something we will be focusing on more and more in the future.
Tomato row in the garden, interplanted with basil and canteloupes, and brussel sprouts in the front. Trellising is going up shortly, but in this fickle climate, tomatoes grow much better in the hoophouse. We just had extra plants that had to find a place to go!
Green bean rows, with the gosling playpen. You can see where it was, we mulch behind, to capture all the fertility the goslings leave behind, adding as much organic matter to the garden as possible for next year.