"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Friday, June 26, 2009

the gardens

The view of one of the student gardens. This area is mainly gravel about a foot down, so it isn't doing all that well.
The plow still stands how Wendell left it in April, haven't been able to get back to it.
a view of some of the sunflowers-they really suffered in those 5 days without water. Alot of things did. The potatoes were doing great until then, then they also dried up. They taste great, but they are just baby sized. It was a good lesson though, in what will happen to our food supply if we don't have water for irrigation.

part of the chicken yard

more sunflowers

This was a few weeks ago-the river is REALLY down already. While there are always some areas that have water due to a spring, the river does not flow from maybe September onto the first rains (November/Decmember) usually. So we will not be able to use it for irrigation. We looked at some bucket/drip tape irrigation and have some coming on the next container, but we've been told we will probably have problems with rats chewing the line. We did talk to a guy about an irrigation system that is self-contained with it's own little motor and a borehole/well, but that is somewhere between $25-30,000!
more garden mounds

One of the views of the garden beds

Some of the monster carrots we grew

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, with a gravel subsoil it sounds like you need a good deal of compost to retain the maisture in the upper soil.If you get started now with a compost pile it should be ready for next years garden. It's what we have to do down here in Florida