Thursday, May 28, 2015

Garlic, Goats and Bee Invasion

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.
Sadi feeding the neighbors baby goat
This is a different year on Tortuga Flats Farm. The amount of what's being planted is about the same except it's predominately garlic. We've gotten a better feel for how much of all the vegetables we need for personal use and a good part of that will be growing in the greenhouse. Next week, we'll plant sweet potatoes and squash outside.

It will also be time to pull the mulch back from the garlic. There are a
Garlic looks healthy
couple of varieties that have reached the top of my thigh in height. I'm not sure that means it will be great or not but I'm anxious to see.

Bees invade the RV
We've had bees building a hive inside the wall of the RV. They got in through the gooseneck. We struggled with keeping them out for days. Tried everything and finally had to give up and kill them. Made me sad. Bees are needed for the very life of this planet. Now we have to have someone get into the wall and clean out the wax and honey. Have no idea what that will cost. Groan.

Sadi continues to grow into a fine little farmer girl. She loves all things
Sadi and a bug friend
green and bugs. We point out "bad bugs" so hopefully she will know when to run.


  1. What a great way to live, Brenda. Wide open spaces and all that. Best of luck with all things garlic.

  2. I hope your garlic crop does well! Best wishes with the pickles, too.

  3. We used to drive by a field of onions, and it had an incredible smell. How's life by all that garlic?

    1. I don't think they're as aromatic as onions. I know what you mean. We had two rows of onions last year and when I would weed them it was almost pleasant because of the smell!