Since the weather has been nice, we have been hard at work. Plowing, planting, weeding, picking, processing, selling, repeat over and over.
We planted our fields once the rains slowed down, and they certainly grew! We have waist high corn and green tomatoes galore. It is so fun to see everything we’ve planted taking off and growing like crazy.
We spend a lot of time out in the gardens, so the kids do too. They love getting in the dirt and learning about the plants we grow.
Channing and the kids checking for veggies to pick and pulling up weeds:
Lettuce, tomatoes, basil, yummy! Just some pictures of our gardens growing.
Lots of delicious fresh produce already (cabbage is almost ready, lettuce both leafy green and red oak, kale, onions, and summer squash):
Our bees are doing awesome as well. We got them in April and by June they had filled up two deeps. We split one hive and made a nuc in an attempt to create a third hive, and the other hive has honey supers on it, so hopefully, we’ll be getting some honey at the end of July.
Not only have we been growing vegetables, but we also have had some fun with fruits. In May and early June, we had so many strawberries that we couldn’t seem to pick them all.
And now, the gooseberries are starting to get ripe, which is very exciting because we can make some gooseberry jelly.
And, we’re waiting for the apples:
Although, we do have a handful of June apples that the kids are really loving:
We are working hard and having fun as our plants begin to really start producing. We look forward to watching everything continue to grow, and to picking it so we can share it with our community.
You may have seen us at the Rowan County Farmers’ Market here in Morehead on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00am to sell out. If not, come on out. We would love to see you there, and we have been growing a lot of tasty treats.
Look for more detailed updates on what’s happening on our farm soon! (And, of course, you can always “like” our facebook page, which is updated frequently.)