So, this is my very first blog post. Sitting down to write brought to mind other "firsts" and I thought I would share a picture of the first garden here. Jefferson County soil is all clay and rock, but the farmer who built this house also owned river bottom land somewhere and he brought in bottom land soil by the truck load. The result is that some of the garden was really easy to work, and some places had to be "dug" with a mallet and crowbar!
The garden looks much different, now. An experiment with using chickens to cultivate the weeds went south when I added a pair of adolescent turklets who rapidly scratched the soil to expose plant roots. In fact, my whole Turkey experiment had been a learning -uh- curve, but more on that later.
More "firsts" include sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and small dogs. That's right, the confirmed large dog people now have little dogs running around the place as well.
Drop by the blog every now and again and I'll tell you all about it!