This has been an amazing year for us…a new home, a new farm, and living in a new state. We moved to Southern Indiana in October, and we truly enjoyed the beautiful Fall colors on the property…Fall is my favorite season. However, Spring has been amazing because we did not know how many beautiful flowering trees we had on the property, as well as lilac bushes, iris flowers, tulips and much much more.
Planning for the season started as soon as we moved in and we are finally starting to implement the plans in the field. Richard and Janet, dear friends from South Dakota, have come to help us with the many tasks that we have set before us. Last week was the first time Larry spaded the field, with not a single rock in sight, a huge change from South Dakota. We hope to be planting in the field next week.
The starts greenhouse that our dear friends Matt and Deidre gave us is up and filled with starts…this is a wonderful feeling. Our first planting of the season is finally underway! PRAISE GOD! This year we are using a new growing medium that includes coco peat instead of peat moss. We have been very pleased with how light it is and how good it retains water. We are having to water less which is always a plus when you don’t have a lot of extra hands to help.
Growing up in Louisville, just 50 minutes south of us, was much different than our experience living in Southern Indiana in the country. I have fond memories of the city life but nothing compares to the beauty that I have seen this Spring. The abundance of flowering trees has a way on making you smile and I am so thankful that we are living in such a display of Gods creative hand.
Projects we are working on:
Building a wash station, building a refrigerator unit, building a greenhouse for the tomato plants and planting, planting and more planting.
We will be attending several farmers markets in Indiana and Louisville this season and we are so excited to share what we are doing with our local community. Larry and I are so thankful for the blessings that we have here at Eastward Gardens and we look forward to sharing in the harvest with you all.
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