The many types of vegetables and fruits we grow need tending to regularly. This month we trellised the snap peas, tomatoes, and cucumber plants. We planted a second succession of cucumber and zucchini plants, corn, and other seeds. We have been struggling keeping up with weeding this month especially since we took two weekends off for vacation! So if anyone would like to volunteer some quality garden time, let me know :)
We purchased a new more powerful electric fencer and a different electric fence. We moved the birds to a fresh grown up area to enjoy. Their previous run was tilled and seeded in cover crop. At the end of the month we moved the youngest chicks in with all the older ones- so far everyone is doing well but the stress of the change has caused a decrease in egg production this week. The 6 month old hens have recently started laying eggs as well so hopefully we will be back up to full production soon. This month the ducks started laying eggs as well.
Farm Stand Continues
Shelli continues to operate the farm stand on Wednesdays and Fridays. Check out our Facebook page to see what we have. We no longer have change available as someone stole the entire money container recently at the end of the day :(. If you need change, we are happy to help if we are home! Let us know if you have a suggestion of a better day/time for us to be open so you can come.
The garden work is piling up since we took a couple weekend trips the end of this month. We spent a couple days around Traverse City with Shelli's family. And a long weekend near Pictured Rocks with Paul's family. Everyone needs a break sometime, right?!
Puppies on the Way
Kona is really showing now! We expect puppies to be born on August 21st. In preparation for having the fenced dog run safe and clean for the puppies to play outside, we finished insulating our foundation, stuccoed, painted, filled, pulled and tilled out all the ivy, planted grass, and made a new block patio.