Things have been moving along at a pretty good clip here on the Farm. The weather has been co-operating with some hot sunny days and those great afternoon thunderstorms that settle the dust and cool the air.
Jack has been working out well as our summer help, pulling weeds, planting, doing some awesome work behind the weed eater and his organizing of some plant/shrub and tree information on excel that we were then able to add to our records for Elkstone Farm. A big hoorah for Jack!
Mountain West workers have been doing their share of the work on the Farm as well. Planting a bed of asparagus and more aspen around the pond and doing all of the outside irrigation and planting lots of herbs and flowers. Kudos to the boys and girls from Mountain West Environments!
After a lot of phone calls and a two year delay our Strawberries arrived last night from Washington State. After a 2 day trek in an enclosed van I was surprised at how well they looked. We got them unloaded and into the greenhouse and this morning I was able to attach them to the strawberry trellis and get them watered. Soon we will have some delicious strawberries to harvest.
The kitchen at Bohai is starting to look more like a kitchen. The range and Combi oven have been put in and we have the outside and inside vegetable washing sinks ready to go. The walk in cooler was put to use this week as we stored our greens in it after harvesting early on Thursday for a Friday delivery.
All in all I think everyone is working hard and I feel the end of construction is in sight!!