June is Bustin Out All Over

The first two weeks of June had us wondering if it would ever stop raining. But it did finally stop, summer arrived and suddenly everything was growing.....the roses, the peonies, strawberries, broccoli raab and of course the grass which seems like it never stops growing.

Broccoli Raab

All that rain delayed many of our garden chores so we have been playing catch up since the sun returned. I mentioned in a previous post that we had a plan for growing tomatoes and eggplant this year. Here's that plan in action....a hoop house.

The plan for this greenhouse comes from the WSDA Extension Service and we have high hopes that it will be the solution for our cool nights and short growing season. Kitty and I actually built this ourselves which means anybody can do it. However, we did need help some extra hands putting the plastic on. And at just the right time, a couple of "angels" showed up to help.

Sandy and Larry

Meet Sandy and Larry. They are WWOOFers. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Sandy and Larry are volunteer helpers who are passionate about sustainable farming and have volunteered their help on farms throughout the world.

Our Red Broilers that we got in the mail 3 weeks ago are also growing. They left the brooder today and are now on fresh green grass.
And while we are working hard others around here are just resting and reflecting.