Monday, April 22, 2013
monday's mountain musings
We are hoping to make the leap into some market gardening of herbs, veggies, lotions n potions and crafty type stuff this year too. We have a couple folks spending a good bit of time around helping us, getting things done and trying to make the leap with us. We are hoping to be able to make a decent go of it and pay the few bills that we have. Finding a new income source has become somewhat important since the manthing got hurt last fall. This is something we have thought about for a long time, wanted to do, and finally have the need and want at the same time (and have help too).
Spring has been slow to arrive this year. Temps have been 10 or more degrees lower than normal for a couple months now and nights have remained quite cool. Early spring crops are just beginning to grow well and summer crop plantlings are ridiculously tiny. Tomato starts still have but one set of leaves, peppers are just sprouting and tobacco is about a half inch tall. I am sure glad we have a long growing season even with a slow start everything should still have plenty of time. Planting of all crops began last week. Another week and the first plantings of everything but tobacco should be in the ground.