Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The storm that wasn't

We were so fortunate - the vigorous storm that brought so much destruction to other parts of the Midwest today missed us. So we still have a roof on our new barn and the new roof on our house at the farm, both of which we worried about all day. I changed my blog header photo today to show you our beautiful barn lit up at night. Hmmm, I'm already thinking of how to decorate it for the holidays, even though no one except us can see our barn. Too bad the full moon in the sky the night this photo was taken was not in the photo. It was beautiful hanging in the sky over our garlic field, too. :-)

We have approximately 2/3 of our garlic planted - woohoo! Dietetic students from Michigan State University are coming down to help on Saturday and with any luck, the planting will all be done by the end of the weekend.  Applegate, Inchelium Red, Kettle River Giant were all recently planted. Aren't those beautiful names? Silver Rose, S&H Silver, Legacy Braiding Silvers, and German Red are next. We are still in a holding pattern with the evaluation of our 17 auditioning varieties and waiting for delivery of two new varieties, but even if we end up re-planting all of them, the numbers are small and won't take long to do.

Hope you're all snug and safe wherever you live or were traveling to today.

"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


Arika said...

I bought some of your garlic at the Ypsi downtown Farmer's Market, and just planted it a week ago :) Looking forward to harvesting it- the varities I bought to cook with were delicious!


Anonymous said...

Glad to here things are well on the farm...we had 2 tornado warnings here at work and my son had 2 at his school in E. Grand Rapids and one tree came down behind us as well as many of the leaves came down, but we are all safe. I can picture lots of evergreens and red bows adorning your barn. Enjoy