Thursday, June 2, 2011

Garlic and Sheep Update

The farmer decided that it was time to undress the sheep.
The wooly coats that had kept them warm for the winter had to go.
The way they were rubbing up against everything in sight was the signal. 
The time had come.
The pile in the back is what used to be a shelter.
The sheep were in the big barn when the weather turned nasty.
The farmer cant remember winds as strong as this in his 51 years.

Now to the garlic update
The farmers wife got caught in this shot.
She gives some perspective to the size of the garlic patch.

This shot shows four different varieties.

The shorter ones on the left were the first to sprout.
They came up very quickly last fall.
The darker ones to the far right didn't pop up till spring.
The farmer thought they weren't going to grow at all.

The lettuce is planted through landscape fabric.

The farmer hates weeding so he is experimenting.
The black fabric would have cooked the poor plants.
Some old straw should cool things off and hold in some moisture.

The farmer planted 72 heads of cabbage.
He hopes to have a sauerkraut making party.

The peppers eggplant and tomatoes are in as well.
The plants are all so small that they aren't photogenic yet.
Once they grow a bit the farmer will post some more pics.
The seeded things like chickpeas beans Swiss chard etc aren't up yet.

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