Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tool Room

Scott and Sam working on the tool room
One of our latest projects is building a tool room in the barn. Scott will be using it mostly for his tools, but it will help clear up some space in the barn and garden shed too. We have been excited to have Sam, a friend from church, helping around the farm a couple days a week. We can always use another pair of hands!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Lavender

Well, it has taken a little longer to get back into the swing of things than I had anticipated, but we are finally caught up from being sick, gone, processing and hosting friends...



Last year our lavender bloomed three weeks earlier, but it was worth the wait. It seems to be particularly beautiful this year. We have about fourty lavender plants that the former owners planted. Apparently deer don't care for it, which prompted them to plant LOTS of it.

It seems that most plants are behind schedule here, thanks to our cooler spring. Only the peas and lettuce have benefited from it. The warm weather seems to be finally here though and the squash is growing like crazy!