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Snow and snap peas...

Snow and snap peas…

Today was a Very Good farming day. Two our of four hives are doing amazingly well, and the other two well enough, the new pullets are laying eggs, and we ate a great salad out of our garden tonight for dinner (spinach, arugula, mustard greens, radish, and green onion).

Some days are like that.

Some days are not. In fact, just this month Mark and I were saying to each other, “Let’s make this our last year, we have better things to do than fight cabbage maggots, birds, squirrels and flea beetles…”. We said it after discovering the lettuce was ALL nibbled away, and again when we discovered that cabbage maggots had demolished more than 50% of the green cabbage.

But then we have these Very Good farming days and we wonder what life would be like without it.

These pictures capture some of the battles and some of the victories of the last couple of months and give you a glimpse of Fern Creek on this 15th day of May.

All things begin with flowers... Gerber Daisy in the courtyard.

All things begin with flowers… Gerber Daisy in the courtyard.

New red potatoes, nearly ready.

New red potatoes, nearly ready.

Farmer vs. salad loving squirrel. So far the squirrel is winning, but we're closing in.

Farmer vs. salad loving squirrel. So far the squirrel is winning, but we’re closing in.

A day of sun for the kale...because...

A day of sun for the kale…because…

... Farmer vs. Flea Beetle. Flea beetle wins if farmer does not cover the cole crops in hot weather.

… Farmer vs. Flea Beetle. Flea beetle wins if farmer does not cover the cole crops in hot weather.

Broccoli heads are beginning to form.

Broccoli heads are beginning to form.

Newly planted beans. (Farmer vs. Bird--the CD Tango...)

Newly planted beans. (Farmer vs. Bird–the CD Tango…)

Mark found a strawberry with enough pink on it to eat today. He was beside himself.

Mark found a strawberry with enough pink on it to eat today. He was beside himself.

Snow and snap peas...

Snow and snap peas…

And the Iris speaks for itself...

And the Iris speaks for itself…

 

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