On the Farm . . . what's happening this week
Last Friday saw us in the River Valley Homecoming Parade as part of the Spring Green Farmers Market entry. Bill pushed the garden cart full of baskets and produce, Liam rode in the tractor-pulled trailer with Johnny Johnson, the eldest member of our market, Aidan, Marlee and I walked the route along with others handing out cherry tomatoes and green beans. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. As you can see from the pictures, Aidan needed a snooze before we even got going!
Back on the farm, Bill has been preoccupied with digging a trench across our driveway and installing electrical and water lines to our pack shed. He loves projects in which he operates big machinery. The power, the engine noise, the ability to make big changes in a short amount of time, it is all very satisfying to him. Aidan was also awed by the process. He was Bill's right-hand man, measuring the trench and giving directions. I'm afraid I don't get as excited as Bill might like me to be, but I did come out and take pictures.
The kids and our dog, Bindi, thought it great fun to go down in the tunnel and to jump across it. The dirt is all replaced now, but the driveway still needs a layer of gravel. Mud is being tracked everywhere including in the house, but more importantly, we are ready to clean our winter share produce in the pack shed this year. And that does make me excited!