In the whirlwind that is starting a farm in mid-May (without any tools to our name, mind you), we have come a very, very long way. From signing our lease at the end of April, racing a 100 mile mountain bike race, and boogeying back to WNC to get the ball rolling it's been nonstop action. And if you know us, action generally means we're having a superb time.
Some of our biggest accomplishments include finding a beauty of a used tractor down in South Carolina, building our best ever row marker to ensure we have proper spacing across and down our beds. Working on this stellar website and ordering everything that we need from row fabric to radish seed.
First seeds are in the ground and we await greenhouse trays for getting out transplant production going. (Late is better than never!) Next up is figuring out how to get water from our beautiful creek onto our fertile soil.
Business license is applied for, insurance shopping is underway, and all those things that are done behind the scenes occupy our evenings.
Of course being in this incredibly wonderful area, we have to take some time every now and again to enjoy the trails, mountains, waterfalls that are just outside of our door. Luckily proximity is on our side and it's not too hard to sneak away for a couple of hours to climb thousands of feet on awesome singletrack on our mountain bikes.
Life is good and things are growing.