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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Another week of great progress. 6/30/13

Finally cooled off here in Anchorage and we are finally suppose to get some rain, but we had another week of great weather.  Lets take a walk around the farm.
The zuch beds are doing good, the cabbage in the other bed not so much.  Christa thinks we have a vole problem.
Raspberries are coming along nicely.  Might not have as much yield as last year, but we still have a ton of berries in the freezer.

Taters are starting to leaf up nicely too.
Green beans are coming in nicely too.
Cuchs are coming along nice as well.
Nice shot of the green beans and wax beans
Our few tomato plants are doing really well and we already have some nice fruit coming in.

The lettuce, radishes and turnips are all doing great.
Beats and carrots doing well too.
And lastly the onion bed with our other pea fence.  Started to do some serious thinning.

We've already had a round of radishes come in and have been eating on the lettuce for a while now.  I have to say the last two summers up here in Alaska have been less than stellar, but this year we've had some great growing weather.  Until next time...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

6/23/13 Crop progress.

Been real nice up here in Alaska the past month.  Record temperatures and sunny skies have been great to all our crops this spring.
I cleaned out my composter with a batch ready to go and no where to put it so I put a bunch in the raspberry bed and mounded the rest in the back, which the chickens had a lot of fun digging through.

Also pulled the first crop.  These French breakfast radishes are pretty delicious and like most radishes grow like weeds.

Got a few tomatoes coming in already.

And a few green beans too.  Ok lets take a walk around and see how the beds are doing.
And my mini bell is producing like gang busters.

Alright I'm off, but we'll have an update here in a week or so.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 16th, 2013

Well things here on the farm are coming together.  Christa has taken the lead in almost everything as I've been in and out of town for work and will be till the end of August. But even though we had a late winter, we've had some of the most gorgous weather the last month.  80's in Anchorage is pretty rare and we've had quite a few in a row now.  While my poor Alaska acclamated body is not enjoying the heat and all that sun the plants and chickens sure are. Lets have a look around the farm!

Here's a look at the new coop in its permanent location. I just made that front side so it can open up and it's easier to get at the water bucket and to clean up the run.

Potato boxes.
Raspberry bramble coming to life!!
Green Beans starting to take off.
Cucumber corner.
The tomatoes are loving the heat.
Out front.

Should have some green beans in a few weeks and maybe a first round of radishes.