Seasonal Almanac

White dew: swallows leave (4 of 5)

March 15th, 2009

White dew 9 of 15With the encouragement from moving the sleepers and crates to the backyard on Friday, we started the morning with a flurry of activities in the garden. I tilled the vegie patch while the chickens looked on. Then I mixed in some blood n’ bone and aged cow manure into the soil to get rich loomy mix. I leveled the little patch and planted one row of spinach, one row of ‘wasabi’ mustard greens, and a small square of rockets. The idea is to plant an additonal row each week to enusre a continual supply of greens. I marked out the planted areas with sticks. Meanwhile, Redmond moved some soil into one of the crates, shovelled some mulch around and mowed the lawn. Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with pancakes with bananas and blue berries topped with fresh cream and maple syrup. All in a morning’s work.

3 Responses to “White dew: swallows leave (4 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    March 17th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    this is looking great guys! can’t wait to visit again, it has been too long.

  2. 2 redmond
    March 17th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Too long Lucas, you chaps should come down, say hello to the chickens and help us figure out how to configure the sleepers for the vegi patch

  3. 3 jolaw
    March 20th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    So when are you coming down to the ‘farm’, city-slicker? The ocean, the forest, the chickens and the soil are all calling! Inspect the 20 sleepers firsthand!

    How is your garden in Petersham going? What is the status of the crops? Are you planting an Autumn crop or will you go straigh to a winter one?