2012 On the plains in 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.
This has been quite a week.
|The first signs of the fire
|Wednesday going toward Chino Valley
|Rote Riesen carrots
Austrian carrots and Austrian garden peas. Our good friends, the Rainers, sent Lance and Christie a box of various seeds as a wedding gift. The peas and carrots
|Wonderfully sweet garden peas
The greenhouse is practically overrun with greens. We're doing salads every night. The dill is really going crazy but we like that. We need a lot of seed for canning. Most of the dill will be left to go to seed but we'll pinch some for cooking now and then. Like tonight we had lemon and dill covered catfish. I'll also dry some to get us through the winter.
|A better netting system this year for the blackberries
|Greenhouse from the dill end
|Greenhouse from the broccoli end
We leave on our first RV trip on Monday. I'll probably not have any firsthand news from Tortuga Flats Farm to report so I'm taking a couple of weeks off.
If you follow me on Facebook, I'm sure I'll have reports and pictures from the road. www.facebook.com/BrendaWhitesideAuthor
Everyone have a safe and fun 4th!