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.


Anonymous 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.