Thursday, April 01, 2010

Preparing for Good Friday

My folks always did a great deal of their planting on Good Friday. I'm not sure if it was the religious significance of the day or just because it was when the earth warmed up enough to plant. 
But they usually had good luck, so in keeping with that tradition, I fired up the tiller today and broke up our garden spot in preparation for "the planting".
My nephew Haven brought the tractor over with some discs and broke up some additional space for corn and potatoes. I should have time to produce a bunch of what we eat.
In years past we've planted small patches and due to the scale of what we grew, it was not cheap. Expanding the operation slightly makes the numbers much better. 
The key is to store some of the food for later. We'll need to do our homework here. Jilda knows how to "can" fresh vegetables, but we also bought a dehydrator that we haven't used in the past.
This season should be interesting. I'll keep you updated on our progress.

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