Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Start of Summer in Pictures

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.

Busy, busy, busy. We're doing two farmers' markets a week now. While I'm writing one book, waiting to get a release date on two others, and working in the garlic fields, everyone else has a full plate too. There have been a few off moments like Rusty getting sick and going to the vet (on the mend now) and the washer breaking down (that's now fixed). But mostly, things are growing including Sadi. I'm going to let the pictures tell the story of summer dawning on Tortuga Flats Farm.

Sweet potatoes in the ground
Organic means some bug holes

A wheel barrow I can manage
Sadi loves summer
The curls are delicious garlic scapes


  1. Gorgeous! I hope you are having success in the markets.

  2. Everything's looking great, Brenda!

  3. Love the pictures. Looks like a great family venture. Hope it goes well for you.

  4. Brenda, I don't click through often much less leave a comment but I love seeing how your venture into family farming continues to produce and wanted to let you know you are an inspiration to me --- not that I'm doing any farming but the mere fact that you are following a dream and making it come true. Farmer's Markets are big here in Oregon and we even have one that partnered with a indie book store. Authors are a part of the Market, meet readers, get new names on their Newsletter lists, and people can take a few steps past them into the book store to purchase their books.

    1. Thanks so much, Judith. I wish our farmers' market allowed authors. It's strictly food related and much be local grown at that. I'm not sure I'm worthy of inspiration but appreciate your sentiment!