The last time that I wrote a blog post was before the cows managed to pull a Houdini and break into our gardens... destroying much of everything. The little heifers decided to stick their heads under a gate, and then lift up, effectively pulling the gate off of the hinges. Then they proceeded straight to the onions, and ate the greens off of nearly all of them. After having their fill of those, they moved on to the beans, chewing the tops off of every single plant. Judging from the hoof marks they carried on like this throughout both of our gardens for some time. We picked what we could, but much of the crop was not salvageable. Fortunately, we were able to save many of the potatoes. While it wasn't the harvest we expected, we are just thankful it was at least decent.
As depressing as it was to see an entire spring and summers worth of work destroyed, we knew that we had to press on. So we immediately began reworking and replanting the soil. We started nearly 100 trays of cabbage and kale, and now nearly 3 weeks later an entirely new fall garden is beginning to take shape. And it is going to be fantastic.
With cabbage, carrots, beets, cucumbers, squash, kale, radicchio, cauliflower, broccoli, Swiss chard, collards, lettuce, and more our fall garden is sure to please everyone.
It has been a rough ride so far this year, but that isn't going to stop us. With thousands of more seeds planted, a little bit of faith, and a lot of hard work we know that everyone will be very pleased with our fall offerings. With the nip we have had in the air the past few nights, autumn will be here in no time at all. Until next week...