There are lots of exciting things happening on the farm this year. The area where we have been farming for the last two seasons is now going to be our orchard area. We will be planting 39 fruit trees sometime in April after they arrive. We are also going to continue to grow grapes, raspberries, strawberries, melons, winter and summer squash and cucumbers, herbs and flowers in this area. We will also continue to grow tomatoes in the already constructed, weather resistant…thus far anyway…greenhouse.
The new farm land (as seen in the above clip) is really old land that has had alfalfa grown on it for many years (10-15 years). Larry has decided to cultivate another 6 acres of land for all of the vegetables that we have been growing. Why the move? One reason was to make the space for the fruit trees. The other reason is because this area of land has no rocks and the dirt looks divine for planting veggies. Also, it is a flat piece of land that gets longer sun exposure.
Now Larry has spaded the ground and is working on building a deer fence. There are many new projects happening already as the weather has been so nice..it seems we may have an earlier start…but you never know around here, we may still get a snow or two??
We have hired 3 interns and are excited for them to arrive! Larry has already started growing onions in our house and tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants will be planted this week. Please keep Battle Creek Gardens in your prayers. There is already lots of work to do, of which we are so thankful to God for this amazing work of tending to His garden.