Wrapping up the Fall work was a bit more challenging with the rain, but we are happy to report that it is completed!
The harvest is complete, and we are so thankful for the bounty.
We mowed as much of the vines as possible before receiving a 5 inch rain.
We mowed the plants so they would decay and add nutrients back into the soil.
We then worked the ground, seeded it with a ryegrass cover crop, dragged and packed the soil. Thank you to our neighbors the Peterson and Beckman families for their assistance in accomplishing these tasks.
After the tillage was done, we planted three types of garlic for next season. Yes, this is what we do on Friday nights for entertainment by the light of a beautiful full moon.
We were happy to work with the local food shelf and donate some produce including peppers, potatoes, squash and beets.
We have also been selling the pink pumpkins with proceeds to assist those with breast cancer. Some of the pumpkins are at the local hospital’s breast cancer center since October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All recipients of the pumpkins seem to have a touching story. Our goal with this project is to bring hope to others.