The farm is incredible!
Flowers are blooming and the vegetables are growing faster than a twelve year-old at summer camp. With help from David Vogel and other early-arriving staff, we now have raised beds filled with tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, eggplant, asparagus, and strawberries, with more veggies on the way.
The grape arbor was completed just in time for our Concord grapes, which are stretching skyward like Jack’s beanstalk. Our own beanstalks, consisting of Soy, Lima, Green beans, and Peas have made their debut in our “Three Sisters Garden,” a homage to the Native Americans who once graced this canyon.
So far the deer have stayed away thanks to the magic formula of our deer repellent. (You don’t want to know what’s in it.) And the insects are under control due to the hot sauce we’ve been spraying on the plants.
Ivy has been busy fashioning tee-pees and trellises out of bamboo and hemp. We also have Clematis and Wisteria beginning to climb the fence around the garden.
Much of my time is being spent planning activities and coordinating with other staff on joint projects. We’re expecting Teva and Arts & Crafts to play major roles in all that lies ahead.
Stayed tuned for an update on the apiary. The honey bees are now venturing out of the hives and looking for flowers to pollinate—we should have plenty of pollen to meet their needs!
Until next week, enjoy the weather, start packing, and STAY DIRTY.