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Spring 2006 posted on May 29, 2006

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This spring we’ve planted one thousand more strawberry plants, for a total of 2000 plants. We expect a fine crop this year. In addition to selling at Salt Spring Island’s famous Saturday market, and at the local farmer’s Tuesday market, we also supply some health food and organic food stores. And, of course, our family and our B&B guests get to enjoy these fresh organic strawberries all season long.

Everything is so green this time of year! The sun shines, the rain comes, and the plants thrive. The garden is mostly planted, except for the heat-loving vegetables like cucumbers, melons, peppers and eggplants. These will wait another couple of weeks before being transplanted from the greenhouse into the garden.

Our first stock fencing was completed this winter, and this four-acre pasture is now inhabited by 7 black bellied sheep and 2 white woolies, who are gorging themselves on the new May grass. Last evening, the wild deer and the tame sheep were munching noisily as they grazed side by side—a fitting overture to the song of the spring peeper frogs later on. Spring is truly here!

Older Entries

August 03, 2008 August Cornucopia
March 02, 2008 Spring 08
May 04, 2007 New sheep for spring
December 04, 2006 Winter comes early
August 30, 2006 Harvest Time
May 29, 2006 Spring 2006
February 03, 2006 Wet and Windy Winter
December 04, 2005 Getting ready for winter
July 27, 2005 Summer's Here
May 31, 2005 Spring Planting
March 20, 2005 Almost Spring on Salt Spring Island
March 12, 2005 Salt Spring Island in Winter

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