Last week he visited and help build out the final planting beds that go around the hoophouse. Last year we never got to this, too many obstacles, too much poison ivy, not enough pig power, no real understanding of how much water would be needed..and more reasons: trees had to be cleared inside the hoophouse and outside. Orchard grass with those massive root balls.
And with the help of Jerry, Gavin, Marc, Jakob, Troop 792, St. Tims school, Matt and others, Homer is caught up. Our official frost free date here is May 8. It is advised that we plant corn and melons 2-3 weeks after the last frost date, as they are sensitive and do not like cold. Homer will be planting those this week. Beans are climbing the fence, potatoes are sending up massive greens, everything else looks fantastic. Amazing what a difference a year makes!
And for those of you lovers of things herpetological, here is a turtle that lives in our woods/shrubby areas: