The Main Garden Plot

DP breaks ground

DP breaks ground

In April of 2011, our family came up to work a bit on the property we were going to buy. We dug up a garden space and planted a few early things, longing for the June day we would take possession of the property.

We enjoyed a pretty nice garden.

Thanks to a generous friend, I had some interesting plants.

Thanks to a generous friend, I had some interesting plants.

When winter came we boarded the pigs on the area.

lots of hay added to the garden spot

lots of hay added to the garden spot

By Spring, we knew we wouldn’t be using the spot for much since all the hay had not composted by garden planting time.  A huge amount of squash and other volunteer food came up, and we got in some corn and climbing beans.

volunteer squash we harvested for the pigs

volunteer squash we harvested for the pigs

fairly bare

fairly bare

In the Fall we had a few piglets on the area for about a month to root around a bit and be weaned.

Here is the area now.  I can’t wait to get to work on it and see what the rich ground will give back this year.

before

before

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