Wednesday, October 24, 2012


While this farm definitely relies on a significant amount of volunteer help, the volunteers that are making me happy this fall happen to be flowers.

Specifically, celosia and sunflowers.

I never got around to adding these two flower beds to our irrigation schedule this summer and while the sunflowers did their thing anyway, the celosia died off toward the end of July.  I ran a disc through this little field with the intention of putting it in a fast cover crop but it rained the day after I turned it all under and it was only a few days later that I saw sunflower and celosia seedlings popping through.  While most of the time I definitely feel like nature is working against me, these beds are a nice exception.  Especially when they result in these on a Saturday...

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