In 2012, on the plains of Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.
|Lance tying up cucumber plants|
It's the same sort of feeling here on the farm when I'm waiting to start harvesting. Even though we have the greenhouse with year round greens and the garlic was harvested in July, when the bigger vegetables start coming and the cucumbers appear on the plants it feels like an overnight event.
The zucchini and peas appeared three days ago and are now an everyday chore to harvest. Every couple of
|Bags and bags of drying dill seeds|
|Garlic in nylons|
More good neighbor stories. Frank's boat trailer had a weld come loose. He asked Dave (of Dave and Eunice with the eggs) if his welding machine could do the trick. Dave took the section of the trailer to Phoenix and had a welder friend of his fix it - for free! We've been swapping produce with them, too. They didn't plant carrots, shard or kohlrabi. I take them some of those every week and we get yellow squash, snap peas and of course eggs.
|Can't see the pea plants for the weeds|
I'm going to sit in the walk-in care at the Indian Medical Center tomorrow down in Phoenix. Really hate to take the time but they can't see me on a scheduled appointment for ophthalmology until August 18. My eye is blurry with light flashes and I don't want to wait. You know I've written how great it is to have the care available and I mean it, but I sure hate the idea of just sitting for who knows how long. Wish me luck!
|My path of destruction when weeding|