Preparing the farm for a family is no easy chore. We leave behind a renovated home, a ten year old garden (already planted for spring/summer), a revitalized pecan tree (thanks to our chicken manure), several fruit trees (loaded with peaches and rare figs), two rivers (one that is 72 degrees year-round), and a modern grocery store with lots of certified organic products.
One of the first chores of our move was to establish a garden. It’s a little late for planting a garden in our area but we will survive. The farmland is mostly covered in burmuda grass (devil weed) and we know we can never get rid of it so we dig deep and hope for the best.
We lucked out and got five free plats of plants (okra, melons, eggplant, summer squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash and cucumbers) from C and J Nursery in Martindale. Apparently, they over-produced and would rather give them away then see them go to waste.
James tilled up a garden plot on the west side of the house, I added a water system, and Ele and I planted.
So, one thing will be working when we move in – the garden. Everything else needs repair! 😉