2011 at Fairy-Tale Farm was hard.Â In Spring, I had to take some time off of hosting events in order to tend to my health.Â Here I contemplate what to plant next.
Months later, the fava beans behind the rocking chair grow into 6 foot towers.Â The triple compost system that Karsten built out of old wood pallets against the back fence slowly rots.Â Sweet peas bloom on the left next to the chicken coop.Â Giant red mustard continues to grow, and red lettuces snuggle in with baby carrots.
I grew some exotic poppies this year.Â Â I call the red and white one “poppy from outerspace”.Â The pink peony-like one was a volunteer.Â Red pom-pom type from Annie’s Annuals.Â Can’t wait to see what combo I get wildly this year.
I had so many sweet peas and fava beans I sold them at the Corralitos Farmer’s Market:
Then, I unfortunately ended up in the hospital with my sweet peas.
But in the summer I am free, and I spend hours sleeping on the porch as the garden slowly grows around me.
Fairy-Tale Farm is quiet with only the cat for company.
We get a farm dog named “Kia”.Â The purple, yellow, and red potatoes are dug up.Â Rainbow tomatoes are harvested. Pears.
The winter comes to a close and we harvest pumpkins and peas.Â I slowly mend, and contemplate what to do for 2012.Â Happy gardening, all. Stay tuned for upcoming events.