Planning the Berry Patch

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Last year we had a dream. In that dream were rows and rows of perennial vegetables, fruits and herbs. That dream turned into a plan on paper. That, paper became a section of field. That section of field got plowed and tilled……….AND NOW……. it’s almost a reality. squeeeeeee! But there’s one problem, we did our homework and in all our research it was kinda difficult tough to find exact information on how to build a perennial garden/mid-size berry patch/herb garden/ or anything! Sure, there’s info on how to grow a a few plants here and there. And I can see pictures of huge U-Pick orchards and such but what about us in between dudes? Hopefully this will help be a guide for anyone else wanting to plan a mid-size perennial garden and berry patch.

Tea Time For Me and You: Adding Mint

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Alright guys, it’s time for a tea garden update! A few months ago we did a post about the very start of our herb garden. We were deciding on varieties and tending to our baby plants in the greenhouse. I have to admit, creating a tea or herb garden is probably the best idea ever! There’s nothing like going out in the morning, walking amongst the fragrant herbs and watching our honey bees float from flower to flower. We have most of our plants in, there’s just a few more that I would like to add this year. After that, we’ll just see how it goes and then decide on what we want to add or take out next year (I’ll tell you already that I should have planted three times the chamomile that I did). But as for this year, our final piece to the tea garden puzzle is to add different varieties of mint!

Farmer Hell Week

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You guys, it’s been way too long since we’ve posted anything decent. Our bad, dudes. Frankly, I’m ashamed and a little sad. But we have a good reason why we haven’t had time to chat. You see, every year the month of May is when we basically disappear off the face of the Earth and continuously work long, grueling hours trying to get the garden in and summer projects completed or started. And we also begin a strict farm workout regimen of dirt and sweat. We’re looking like bronzed lobster “after examples” in medical weight loss ads. It’s great. (PS I will never, ever convince myself in January that I should join a gym. That would be silly.) It’s like the entire month of May becomes farmer hell week. So here’s what we were up to during our month of May.