Spike taking shelter in the workshop while Ralph dried tools.
Well we have also learned we could have got the plants into the garden earlier for the most part and will do that next year. We also learned that once it starts raining it takes time for the rain cycle to stop long enough to get back into the garden.
The Carola Potatoes are doing exceptionally well and are beautiful plants and flowers. In fact all the potatoes are managing the weather well. The field was in hay for more than 20 years and needs more organic matter but this is a good start.
Carola potatoes in bloom
We have spread old hay the chickens have raked and scratched through between the rows in the east garden. The Sweet Lorane Fava beans are blooming well and there are lots of bees on the flowers so we are hopeful. The peas are a bit slow for some reason but the lettuce is feeding us nicely....and the Buff's seem to enjoy it but not do too much damage.
We had laid down the old hay in the big alleyway in the front of the chicken house inside the tobacco barn in the cold of winter. Then as the chickens went through it we put down more. It gave them something to scratch and its now lovely have broken up mulch that we will let rot all summer and work in this fall.
Today I am catching up on filing and Ralph is working on a New install of Linux Rosa on his laptop.
It is raining again.
Take care all
and God Bless.