Every day there are many different things being done around the farm. Today dad was working on installing new drip irrigation lines, checking cattle, buying alfalfa seed and then planting said seed, making parts runs, getting everyone on task and about a million other things. Meanwhile we had one guy chopping suckers in the grapes, a gal hoeing/blocking the direct seeded tomatoes, and Seth was finally able to work the main field one last time before we plant it. It has been so wet and rainy that tractor work was our out of the question, so it was a relief to finally be able to get that done so we can be ready when the plastic mulch arrives. I checked in on everything that is already in the ground and the Garlic is looking great! Peppers and tomatoes have enjoyed the warm rain and the poor beautiful melons are struggling a bit. We’ve have a lot of the melon plants damp off (lose their heads so to speak). So our melon crop may be a little lite this season. Then I drove by one of the fields we lease out and was reminded why we don’t Farm it ourselves. Rocks, rocks and more rocks!! Can’t grow a good tomato or pepper in rocky ground, so I’m happy that’s not our problem right now. 😬 Overall we’re just putting one foot in front of the other and doing our best to make it to harvest. #kruegerpeppergardens#kruegerpepperfarm#peppers#garlic#melons#notjustapepperfarm#alltheveggies#organicfarming#farmstruggles#yakimavalley#wapato#washingtonstate#pnw#rainraingoaway#justkeepswimming
We made it to Washington! it’s been a big day on the road and the realisation is starting to sink in, sadly our time here is coming to an end. We decided to pull over and just take some time admiring this epic view | Ruby Beach
No zoom lens—this Lovely could sense I was having a horrible week and let me sit closer to her than I’ve ever gotten.
Such a privilege to be immersed in nature, even if just for an hour. I feel better already ...