Our elk fencing is in place. Big thank yous to: Pat Hubbard for his design; the Colorado Department of Wildlife for materials; and, Edith and Vicente for construction. The fence is very secure. Even our blue heelers, Pirate and Polly, cannot escape!
Pat plotted out 15 garden beds. Garden goddesses, Lyndee and Amy Roberts, turned the sod and we added cardboard and spoiled hay to make lasagna beds. Thanks to Amy and Lyndee for all their hard work, to Forrie Townes at Valley Ranch for the cardboard, and to Frank and Verlene Dix for the hay.
Garlic and Jerusalem artichokes were planted in the late fall of 2014. Garlic should be ready for harvest in July and Jerusalem artichokes any time from spring of 2015 on. We will have several varieties of both softneck and hardback garlic available for purchase. Jerusalem artichokes are the Stampede variety.
Raspberries and blackberries were planted in the fall of 2014. We look forward to adding more berries, rhubarb, and fruit trees in the spring of 2015.
Potatoes, onions, and shallots have been ordered from The Potato Garden and will be planted in the spring of 2015.
Vegetable seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have arrived. Pat is designing and building a growing area for seedlings in our garage. Nancy Julius from The Lily Pond provided us with trays and organic seedling mix. Mulan, Viola, and Sebastian are keeping the garage mouse-free.