Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Garden Firsts - At Last!

What a glorious day in the garden! This morning has been absolutely perfect!

I got a glimpse of my first tomato... I can't wait for it to be ripe!

And the broccoli is doing GREAT!

But this.. this is what I'm so excited about......

You whack it down when it starts to bloom.

The alfalfa is starting to bloom. You know what that means.... free feed for the goats. Oh glory I can't wait to get out there and scythe it all down....

Of course, last weekend we gave up waiting for it to be ready and had to buy hay. Rats.

Oh well... this alfalfa project is hands down our best farm project. I'm always amazed that it works... but it does. I should have done some fertilizing in the fall but couldn't get to it. I was supposed to put potash on it... but I think it's OK.

You'll remember that we were so thrilled last year with how it turned out. I'll be so glad to no buy hay for the rest of the season..... of course I'll need some for winter but for now... free free free!!!

Happy Friday everyone! Hey! Are you excited about your hay?



6 comments:

Nastasha Nelle' said...

How are your tomato plants that big? Mine are still little seedlings!!! Jealous

The Paisley Butterfly said...

Fresh cut hay smells amazing! Enjoy your fruitful crop!!! We have strawberries that are turning red this week :) May God bless all of your hard work this summer.

Vera said...

Oh wow! Your veg is doing well, and soon you will have the alfalfa to keep your goats fed for while, so you must be feeling quite proud of yourself, and so you should!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hi PaisleyB! Thanks so much for you lovely blessing! :-)

Thanks Vera, things are really going well. We are so glad our projects are paying off. :-)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Natasha, i love your kitty peepin up from the tub! And yep i have those 2 little green ones. i'm guarding them with my life!
:-)

MT Dreamer said...

I picked my first 2 tomatoes of the season the day you posted this. Lemonboy variety...tasty yellow goodness! (I'm a bit behind on my blog reading.)

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