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.It hasn't exactly been a stellar week on Tortuga Flats Farm.
The hot water heater is dying yet again. Now it's tripping the breaker besides not heating enough. We have home insurance which we've been in a battle with over the last six months. For the last two and half years, they have allowed fixes only. We could've bought another one by now with the service fees we've paid. The plumber should've been here yesterday. We all were so busy we missed following up on why he didn't make it.
The Indiegogo campaign to expand our pickle business fizzled to a close today. It wasn't a financial success but we did learn a few things. Back to the planning stage. We'll use what little we did raise for some necessary items and continue on. We're dig in and do ourselves people anyway so it's not like it changes our plans. In a couple of weeks, when we receive the final accounting from Indiegogo I'll update everyone on where it went and how we're proceeding.
Nights are colder. Over the next few days we'll harvest butternut and potatoes.
|Lance hand tilling for garlic|
That will be the end of the outside veggies. It's fall at last!