Preparing the swale field - the last disking before laying the mulch.
Looking good - ready to lay mulch!
Thanks to technology - we used a mulch layer to lay out our biodegradable plastic mulch this year. This was a HUGE improvement over past years when we did it by hand. This would usually take us 45 minutes a bed. To do all 13 rows - 2 hours!
Spence up on the hay rick that housed our hay for mulching all winter.
Mr. Smeems needed to get in on the action and practice mountain-climbing for our up-coming trip to the Rockies.
I always feel strong when I carry bales of hay like this!!!
Mulching the paths to keep down weeds....
Installing huge guy-wire and 2x4 fence-post tomato trellis system!
Getting everyone in place....
Staying late at the farm stringing the tomato trellis...
Eggplants and peppers are in!
Mara planting the last field tomato - number 500 ish!
Can't forget the hoophouse tomatoes, too!
Spencer planting the last hoophouse tomato - number 500 ish! Total tomatoes at Half Pint Farm this year - around 1000! About double last year. I think we may be crazy.
Many people ask us what Mr. Smeems does at the farm all day. Here's a nice photo montage about a typical Mr. S day.
Investigating the hay rick...
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Coming next - pictures of our trip to Colorado, boldly taken at the beginning of the season; well - people do crazy things for their 10th wedding anniversaries!