Author: Saxon Brown
|Jonny checking the chickens|
We also stopped by April Johnson's garden. She's had some trouble due to construction on the road which is right next to her garden, they've plowed up several rows of her plot doing their work! April is a very laid-back young woman, she is excited about her garden and not phased by her wiley young puppy running through it as she was talking with us. Her beans are laden down with pods, her onions are a nice mid-size and her sunflowers are on their way to blossoming. If she wants it, she'll have some canning to do!
Our last stop of the day was to Tress Spencer's home near Berea. Tress had just finished slaughtering 12 chickens that morning, she has more layers in the back, and a couple goats doing some of her mowing for her. Her garden's gotten away from her bit, due to some long trips and her avid desire to keep the soil covered. "I can't stand bare dirt," she told us. Tress has many different small square or round plots with peas, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and some interesting purple-green asian lettuce from greens-guru David Kennedy.
It's always interesting to see the many different methods and ideas unique to each gardener or family of gardeners.
Shall I chime in on the prayers for rain?