Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 1: Tilling the flower field, part 1 (ripping for roses)

The first tilling of the year happened on March 1st. We opened up new ground at the top of the field, and Matt used a ripper to break up the dense sod. Then he disked the ground (pictured in subsequent entries) before roto-tilling and bedding it up for the new rose bushes we'll be planting.

Below: the end product of the ripping, with Willie looking at...something downhill.

1 comment:

Isabel said...

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I am buying a house two miles up the hill from FBF and am so glad to see that there's permaculture/farming and all sorts of other cool stuff going on in that little area!
I'll be spending the summer fixing up the house and am looking forward to meeting people. I already have friends in Ashland and Williams, and my realtor is Jeanne Schlatter, who seems to know everybody, since she lives in that area.
I am already on Jo's list, for the Williams area, since originally I was looking to buy something there, but it's a great way to know what's going on in that area.
My email is isabelcrabtree (at) gmail
I'm on Facebook too!
Isabel Crabtree