A Place For The Future Past

goat cheese and greens
June 5, 2007, 12:14 am
Filed under: Community On The Earth

Yesterday Judith and Terry and their two youngsters came over to spend a few glorious hours — the kids immediately began exploring (after looking over all the goats and feeding Wonka) while the grownups visited. We discussed upcoming workshop ideas — spinning would be an obvious first as we have locals as well as Judith’s crowd who are eager to have a country retreat class — as well as planned for the local blackpowder group to come down and help transform a sector for private events…… We feasted on fresh garden salad and beets and beet greens with Red smoke-roasting a pork roast with potatoes… They went home with a gallon of fresh goat milk, a huge bag of lettuce and a fresh ball of goat cheese — and a promise that they’ll be back for a campout later this month. 😉

Today dawned cool and showery, a welcome break after such hot dry weather. I was able to get more potatoes planted as well as the outside tomato beds going (those with Em’s help). We are trying an approach I have been studying, laying black landscape fabric across the prepared bed, then planting the tomato starts in holes cut into the fabric at intervals. It should warm and mulch the soil as well as control the weeds and control tomato blight — a problem I was plagued with at the Algona place.

The corn is coming up, and the grapes are sprouting like crazy. It’s time to place the squash and pumpkins and cucumbers……In the forest two more flowers have been discovered — blue-eyed grassflowers and yellow evening primrose. In the garden the roses are in bloom, and delphinium, lavender, devil’s tears and daisies, petunias and carnations and lobilia and love-in-a-mist and poppies and columbines and honeysuckle….


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