1. The vegetable garden must be redone to allow Adam to mow it with the riding mower. Weeds take over when paths between the raised beds only allow a push mower. Adam will remove one or two of our long raised beds in the spring.
2. We have too many raised beds in the garden, and we continue to attempt vegetables that don't grow well here. We'll focus on crops that thrive here: okra, sweet potatoes, peas, asparagus, strawberries (we hope).
3. I'm moving all my tomato plants out of the veggie garden next summer. They'll be in large pots in the house lot. I'll only plant Matt's Wild Cherry tomato plants. My tomatoes in the garden got progressively more diseased year to year, and they take up so much space.
4. I will never, ever try lavender again. I gave it my absolute best try, and it all died ... again.
5. Elderberry bushes, however, do quite well! I want more of them.
6. My gourds did well. My herb beds continue to flourish. The willow saplings are doing well too.
Now for some photos of what's been going on.
Henny Penny hatched four chicks in late summer. They're now ten weeks old. I think I have two hens and two roos.
I continue to weave occasionally.
This is the extent of our sweet potato harvest! So very sad. Adam worked hard, and dug out a very long bed. That's what a drought will do to you.
We are keeping busy, but farming/gardening has been a disappointment this year. We're hoping for better rains in 2020, and healthier crops. It's raining right now! Praise the Lord!