Here we are at the end of May and honestly in a really good place (are farmers allowed to say that?). We have most of our beds planted or re-planted, new transplants starting in the greenhouse (chard, new round of cabbage, broccoli, flowers, etc). The difference is vast between this year with Evan, Melanie and Dylan versus last year mostly on my own. The last two weeks on the farm my old friend Ben and his partner, Holly came to help whip the farm into shape. It was such a treat to have them here–they spent 2 weeks with us and the difference is so stark.
We went out for ice cream to celebrate the tomatoes and all of our hard work! The tomatoes are now twice as tall and have been beautifully trellised by Holly and Ben! Thank you both!
Today part of my work will entail pruning the tomatoes and starting to train them up the trellises. Evan is building a nice walk-in cooler which we are in desperate need of…and of course we are tackling weeds as always.