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August 18, 2011

We are starting to see signs of fall coming up around here.  Over the past few weeks Sean has been on the tractor non-stop, laser-leveling, making rows, adding nutrients to the soil.  He has redesigned our fields to increase our growing area and all of our drip irrigation systems have also been rebuilt, to make them more efficient.  It has been a lot of hot, dirty work out in the summer sun, but we are now seeing all of that hard work start to come to fruition.

The back field is now as flat as a pancake, which is the ideal surface to plant on.  Look at that dirt!  No really, look at it.  (This is what I hear when I am called out to admire it.)  It is a thing of beauty, isn’t it?

Having it this flat means that it will soon look like this again…

We are also seeing the changes in the high tunnel.  It has gone from this, with the soil nutrients covering it…

To this, with the ground tilled and rows being made…

To this, the first signs of life again…

And soon we will have this…

Sean can’t take all of the credit though, he may have had a little help…

I see you in there Aidan!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2011 6:00 am

    [in a whisper]… If you build it, they will grow.

  2. August 18, 2011 2:13 pm

    I’m still simply amazed that you can grow all of this in the desert! Tell Sean, the dirt looks amazing! 😉

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