BusyTown On The Farm
This summer we embarked upon the second phase of laying our drain hoses in an effort to alleviate winter flooding for spring farming and reclaim the middle acres of our farmland. However, this year, when entering into the designated area which has not been farmed in all of the years we have been there and most likely never has been, we realized a great deal of cedar stumps lay under the surface. All of this old, beautiful wood buried in the soil, saturated with years of flooding, would have to come out. So this last week we have had a scene out of Busytown with Ziggy on the tractor mowing and a person behind him walking with flags to mark where wood needs to be pulled out. Two huge excavators have been working simultaneously to place these incredible old logs in heaping piles to be re-salvaged.
Let me say it has been quite exciting! Pulling a hundred-year-old cedar out of the ground to make way for the drainage hoses was not expected, but it feels so good to do this job the right way and not haphazardly just put the hoses in and around. This large acreage will finally see beautiful vegetable growth next year and we are already happily plotting our favorite crops. Originally we had done herbs in our earlier days, so I am clamoring for perennial herbs, sage, rosemary, thyme, and then a lovely assortment of annual basil, cinnamon, lemon, and you name it.
So here we are, not even January yet and already planning for next year. The fall light has been incredible, as we pull beets out this week and start to see the winter squash curing up nicely. School tours are back on site and we love the sounds of children running through the fields.
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