If the tractor did all the work, then why am I so tired?
Yesterday, we spent most of the day plowing up the gardens. We need to get the seedlings from the greenhouse in the gardens.
We had 3 huge garden fields last year. We decided this year to combine the north and south gardens into one gigantic one to save time on mowing in between them. This will also give us quite a few more feet of planting space.
The Crabtree garden is on the agenda for today. This one didn’t do well last year, and the soil needs some amendments to it. It is on the adjacent property to ours, owned by Allen Crabtree. He was nice enough to let us use part of his acreage. He owns about 20 acres that wraps around ours. We only used a small portion of that. It use to be part of our property years ago. Most of the neighborhood use to be part of our farm. Cloverleaf farm was once about 100 acres. Over time it was subdivided or donated. The church in the background is the South Effingham Church. This land was once part of our farm, and was donated to the church in the late 1890’s . Cloverleaf Farm was last subdivided in the middle 1980’s.