Friday, October 21, 2011

Planting, hacking, and weeding

A week late is better than never, right?
Our garlic was supposed to be planted by Columbus Day, but I forgot.  Then, I received a notification that our Jerusalem artichokes had shipped, and since those were due to be planted at the land too, maybe it was a good thing I forgot.

After school on Tuesday, we packed up and drove to the land, where I marveled at how quickly weeds will grow.

After hacking down the honey locusts attempting to control the drive, we hacked the foot + tall weeds (yes, next year, we'll be planting a cover crop.  Immediately. after. digging. potatoes... speaking of which, we uncovered another 2 pounds).

Then we planted our artichokes, garlic, and tree onions.  I love planting, freshly dug ground, and doing something to further our self-sufficiency goal.

Until next time, remember, this is not paradise.  It's Purgatory Ranch.


  1. Haha! Good luck. I feel like there's always way more I could have done better with my gardening each year--some day maybe I'll get to everything--then again, probably not!

  2. I need to plant my garlic too...hmmmm...getting a bit late in the season :-)