2017 was a wild year on the farm. We had all those plans and even though we didn’t accomplish all of them, we did pretty well in my opinion.
I was going to write here “it was hard” but then I thought, more than hard, it was just messy and I have to admit, it’s the hardest part for me to deal with.
I like things organized. They don’t have to be pretty or super clean, but I like order.
Uncontrolled weeds everywhere drove me nuts. We simply couldn’t control them and it made it hard to work (something to work on).
Uneven germination (due to bad seeding and watering) drove me nuts. I like my rows full of vegetables that are spaced right.
But even though there is still so much to work on and practice, we learned so much and harvested so much!
Some posts you might want to check out:
2017 Farm Plan – there is a list of the varieties you’ll see below in this post.
Plowing and Tilling at the Farm – prep work
Farm Update – April 2017 – how we started seeds and other information.
What’s Growing at the Farm – see the beautiful mess I was talking about above here.
Before we close this growing season completely, I gathered some harvest photos to share with you.
This last picture is our table at the local farmer’s market that I went to every Saturday from June to September. I’ve learned so much from the farmers there and I can’t wait for next year when I can try to apply all that I’ve learned from them.
The photo before the last one is of our first BFF box. If you read the Farm Plan you know that I have in my vision this Box From Farmer program where people can order a box at a time instead of paying for a whole season ahead. This was the first box we’ve sent out. We charged $45 for it.
So… There is a lot to clean at the field and a lot to set up for next year. I think the garden next year will be smaller but better managed. At least that’s the plan…
Onward, my friends.