Sun, Sweat, Soil

Look at those stunning Meyer lemons framing in the raised redwood garden beds. The colors are even more vibrant in person.

Santa Cruz had some beautiful weather this past week. We were able to get a lot done on the garden. We are planting some Winter crops a bit late. We have the most beautifully rich soil ready to go.

I am absolutely in love with the way the redwood chips complete the pathways in the garden. It makes it much easier to get around and much safer. Nico moved mountains of redwood chips and the result speaks for itself.

The hoop houses in the back are coming down in the weeks ahead which will clear up the view. The soil is a beautiful mix of top soil, fertilizer, and redwood sawdust. I love the way the colors contrast against each other.

We will mix all the boxes and start planting before it rains later this week. First we plant the garlic (I know it’s quite late, but we’re going to give it a shot). Then we are planting the asparagus crowns. With a little help from the rain, I hope we get a good start to a beautifully lush and thriving garden.

The chickens are having a great time clearing the land. They spend all day pecking away. Pretty soon we will need to add a chicken run or build a chicken tractor.

We are expected five days of rain. I plan on posting some pictures of the homestead when the rain casts a moody, but cozy feel.

Sending love from Juju,


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