Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Easier than last year

Planting is in full force with the big warm up we've had over the last several days.

First thing we really needed to get in were potatoes. If you check older posts you will find photos of last years potato planting. It was by far the hardest 3 days (Yes 3 days) Work Ive ever had!
4, 300 foot rows all trenched by hand.This year we were very fortunate and lucky to have our friend Jim Johansen (of Wesley acres produce) let us borrow his awesome antique potato planter. I was so happy when he offered it to us to use. With what took 3 days to do last year only took a mere 1 1/2 hour to do this year!! I could not believe it! I must have one. This thing trenched,buried,and Hilled the rows. And of course my mom and nephew wanted to try it. My nephew was actually better at it than the rest of us.

Brad and my mom getting ready to plant

And now my nephews turn

         We are so lucky to have met such great generous people since we started doing the markets!
A HUGE thank you to Jim Johansen