Tuesday, January 5, 2010
"before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground"-Gen 2:5. Well it's about time to start a plannin' the garden. Which this year's going to be a whole lot more work than normal. The first step is deciding what to grow. I think we'll try just about everything this year. We've so much more area to work with that anything is possible so a little experimentation is in order. Whatever works we'll do more of next year, and whatever doesn't we'll keep trying but in a smaller scale. I don't like to give up after just one try. In addition to veggies were gonna try grains this year. Wheat, oats, millet, quinoa, spelt, rye, and barley. Also on the agenda is poultry. Laying hens, meat chickens, and turkeys. Next is shopping for seeds. My favourite part! We will invest a lot of money into seeds this year in hopes of saving seed for years to come. So we'll have to carefully lay out the garden in order to keep strains pure. That's a lot to think about at once so now is the time to start. I'm getting exited just thinking of the possibilities.