“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Rainy Day Projects

I took full advantage of yesterday's rainy morning
and worked on some projects that have been floating around my brain.


Of course I had plenty of help... 


because, what project is ever complete without at least one kitty monopolizing
the workspace!


Every year I try to find different plant markers for my garden.
This year I decided to make these...

I had lots of bamboo from Dr. Becky's bamboo grove.
The plant names are stenciled on wooden shims.
The shims are lashed onto the bamboo with jute.
(which you can buy in a package, cheap, from any lumber yard)
(you could use paint sticks if you had lots of them as well)

I made enough yesterday to place where I had already planted seeds.
Sugar Peas....


(By the way, I will be planting carrots, beets and radishes behind the green trellis fencing,
as sugar peas do well when planted with these root veggies.)

Several varieties of onions and lettuce....


Another box has radishes that were planted as well.
I'll be making more markers as I plant more seeds in the coming weeks.
Of course, everyone was curious as to what I was doing.


By the time I stuck the finished markers in the ground,
the rain began again.

We are to have a fair amount of rain this week.
Sadly, that...

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