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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Let's Get This Garden Started...

According to the calendar, it's officially Spring - even though it doesn't feel like it in MD right now! Here at the farm, Spring holds the promise of new life and growth.  A huge part of that is getting our garden ready for planting.

Right now it looks pretty desolate... there is A LOT of work to be done after our harsh winter.

Like how it's all grown up and wild looking? 

The easiest part of the prep work is tearing out all of the old "cages" from last year's veggies.

We have pepper cages - which is an old antenna that farmer boy cut into pieces:

Then there are the tomato cages that are made of concrete rebar that are probably older than farmer boy. They are really sturdy and great for growing our fresh Maryland tomatoes!

The old plants make great sticks for the dogs too. This is Abby waiting patiently for her "stick".

Finally, the last of the "easy" part comes by pulling up all of the black plastic that we use as weed control. Farmer boy has tiny hoses for irrigation underneath of this plastic wrap. 

...guess what we found a bunch of under the plastic?!

WORMS!  A 3.5 year old boy's dream.  He was loving it.  He's ready for a fishing trip for sure!

The final part of the day's work wasn't caught on film, but involved burning off some of the brush. 

There is still a lot of work to do, but we are in the thick of it now!  Hurry up Spring weather. 

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