May 2023

May has been a busy month on the farm, with most of our attention going to the garden and orchard where things are off to a good start. This time last year we were still getting settled in, and while we got a garden put out, we couldn’t give it the attention it deserved. This year we are doing better. Chickens are laying eggs, the creek cools us off, and life is good.

Our last kindergartner!
84 quarts of strawberries so far this year
On our way to a picnic
The girls got to see a little concert by one of their favorites, Skye Peterson

April 2023

Much more went in the ground in April: corn, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, etc.
Papa and Grandma Forssell came for a visit, making pasta here…
…and even helping out in the garden!
A rabbit has been causing a lot of garden problems, but Sam took care of it after church Sunday night.
At little trout fishing by the dam
John and Papa discussing matters at the lake
Shooting star
Last year’s asparagus crowns are starting to produce
Mulching the apple trees