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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Week in Pictures on Tortuga Flats

Tortuga Thursday
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 digging up unwanted roots
Last October, May seemed so far away and the memory of the prior planting season began to fade. Then, all of a sudden, here we are again.

Lance and Frank spent the week laying the drip system and putting up trellis for cucumbers. The sweet potato slips arrived in the mail. The baby onions and tomatoes were moved from house to greenhouse. The dill in the greenhouse shot up. And there are blooms on the severely trimmed fruit trees. That surprised me.

Our first Farmers' Market was a success. The buzz was that it was a
A pirate pickling family

slow day. It was the first market of the season and we were competing with another event. Pirate Pickling was pleased anyway. We felt like we did pretty good for our first time out. Our booth was next to some really good baked goods so guess where I spent part of the earnings. A pirate has to eat!

Here's more of the week in pictures.

Lance and Frank laying drip system

The dill flourishes

Plum blooms
Lance planting tomato plants

Sadi enjoyed the baked goods same as Gramma


  1. Yay, for the blooms on the fruit trees! I hope you receive a small crop for your tender loving care. The dill is unbelievable! And here's to the Pirates finding their bounty!

    1. Thanks for your comments, Jody. It would be great to get a couple of pieces of fruit.

  2. Congrats on a successful outing at the Market! All best wishes for a productive season.

  3. Very nice, Brenda, We won't be planting anything outside here in the great north for a couple more weeks.

    1. Thanks, Val. Good luck with your planting!

  4. Wishing you and your pirates much success!