Tom and I were over at the farm in Prosser this weekend, all anxious to get something planted in the garden. Well, at least I was. Tom is still contending he is not a farmer. Unfortunately, the roto-tiller man was detained and will not be able to till until later this week. Peas and lettuce will have to wait another week or two, alas. Our garlic is up though and looking quite well! (see photo)
The last two years of gardening in Prosser have been quite the learning curve, but I am convinced that this year the stars are all aligned. Rabbits and faulty irrigation plagued us the first year and last year too much- too fresh- manure didn’t do us any favors. But spring is here again (isn’t it?) and the garden beckons. I fall for its promise every year. Does that make me a sucker or an optimist?
(Editor’s note: In addition to their Seattle residence, Tom Douglas and Jackie Cross bought a house and small farm in Prosser, Washington, a couple years ago.)