I'll just make a quick update here before I have to leave. On Mother's Day I went with my Mom to a nursery and purchased about $120 worth of plants. Here is a breakdown of what I got:
2 Gooseberry bushes ($8 each)
2 Black Currant bushes ($8 each)
3 Red Heritage Raspberry bushes ($4.50 each)
2 Himrod Green Seedless Grapevines ($6.75 each)
1 Bartlett Pear tree ($22)
1 Harold Pear tree ($22)
1 Dozen Red Seed Potatoes ($1.83)
25 Earliglow Strawberries ($11)
25 Jewell Strawberries ($11)
So far I have only planted the Gooseberries and Black Currants. Both thrive in a colder, shader area and can stand up to a North wind so I planted them on the North end of our shop. I mulched them heavily and they seem to be doing well so far. I'm waiting to plant the pear trees until we pull a few stumps around the yard to make more room. Hopefully I can get everything else in this weekend! The plan is to use edible plants as much as possible thoroughout our landscaping. I just am not motivated to work on plants that I can't eat! I'll have more on this later...
What started as a blog about the happenings here on our Centennial Farm has now evolved in to a little more personal account of things from my point of view as a new farm(er's) wife. Stick around for awhile and hopefully you'll learn a little about everything from industrial and sustainable farming to raising livestock to being green and maybe even catch a good recipe or two. Enjoy!
We're on our way out of debt and on to greener pastures...