Monday, October 20, 2014

The Big Dig

Each fall Ken starts what I call "the big dig"  When other farms are wrapping up their seasons, we are gearing up to fill up the root cellar for winter.  We eat all year from the garden and hope to provide for others to do so as well.

First Ken digs and harvests crops - sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots and beets.  Those are just the start.

Then I start to bury the root crops in sand in barrels in the root cellar.  It means some bending and lifting.  The sand gets heavy!

Next he will return and plant green manures like winter rye so the soil will be covered and there won't be any erosion if we do not get snow cover

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