We've been so busy around here (of course, it's spring!)..... here's a few photos of what we've been up to:
After 3 years of wanting blueberries, we finally put 29 bushes in this year. We picked out a few different varieties that include early, middle, and late maturing berries so that we can harvest blueberries all summer long. We opted for 2-gallon pots, which are a few years old, so that we get our berries sooner.
To plant the bushes, we dug holes exactly as deep as the pots- you don't want to bury blueberry bushes any deeper than they are potted. We mixed in a couple of cups of peat moss, watered thoroughly, and then built a slight lip around the stem to hold in water. Out bushes look fabulous!
Our 2 piglets will be arriving in two weeks, so Alex and Ron have started working on the new pig pen. Here's Alex laying the cement foundation for the pig shelter. The pigs will also have a pasture, because everything we've read about raising healthy, organic pigs says that the pigs need a healthy amount of space to dig, forage, and wallow in.
Alex even has plans to make a watering hole for the piggies to play in. Happy pigs make healthy meat!
And here we are at the Allegan Farmer's Market selling our organically raised heirloom and open-pollinated seedlings. It's been a great success- so many people are interested in healthier, more natural living. We offer not only a wide range of unusual heirloom varieties, but also fish and kelp fertilizer, sustainably harvested cutting boards, and handmade dream catchers. Very soon we will be adding gorgeous, fresh-picked heirloom lettuces, spinach, and chard as well.
We've been so lucky to meet so many wonderful people who support what we are doing. Thanks to all who have made our market days so successful!