Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Post 200. Donkeys, chickens, rabbits and goats...another visit to Dan's Farm.



Allan and I braved the heat today to go to Dan's Farm to pick up some organic small cucumbers and a huge bouquet of dill to make pickles. We picked up a few cobs of corn to BBQ tonight. I took a few minutes to snap a couple of pictures of farm animals. They seemed a titch listless because of the heat.

And of course I had to have a picture of a tractor
 We then hopped back in the car and went to Le Coteau Farm to buy my Tulameen Raspberries. They are super dry so I put them in the shade and gave them lots of water. I then spent about two hours in the small ten foot raspberry bed. It had turned into solid clay through the winter. I dug up huge clods of clay and started chopping with the shovel. I chopped in four bags of compost, some fertilizer and a granular lime. Can't remember the correct name right now. By the time I was done, it looked a lot more like normal soil. I was beet red and exhausted when I was done. But with such a feeling of accomplishment. I can take clay lumps and turn them into workable soil. Wow.
And thus ends post number 200.

4 comments:

caydog said...

Congrats on 200 posts! Well done! Love the picture of the donkey!

Erin said...

Thank you. Isn't the donkey adorable. Coming soon, the pickle post.

Gardeningbren said...

I missed this post somehow. 200 posts..think that is what I am approaching after two years...You write more ;-))))

All okay I hope. B.

Erin said...

Yes, but you garden more!! You win. :-)
It has been a very cool summer. I have beans out the wazoo, few tomatoes, some ripening peppers, a huge crookneck and enormous zucchini, oodles of alpine strawberries, and other stuff still growing.