Kirk has been super busy with gardening. His favorite things to read, historically, were Porsche, Bugeye Sprite and bicycling magazines. He still reads those, but now added to the pile are seed, plant and irrigation supply catalogs! 😀 He added two rows of fruit trees to last year’s single row.


There are, I think: apples, pears, Asian pears, peaches, nectarines and plums.

Here are the main garden beds, made from old barn wood that has a lot of pest damage and isn’t useful for other things. Here are peas, green beans, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, onions, artichokes, and tomatoes. And some herbs in the small boxes in front. The seedlings are actually taller now, I think I snapped this shot a week or two ago. Of course all of the Brassicas and the peas are loving our dreary, chilly and rainy weather this May and start-of-June…


Kirk is tinkering with some more exotic and fun things too. Here are some hops and kiwis, and nearby is an olive tree and a fig tree.


Here are seaberries (which we’ve never eaten before), currants (also, never tried by us in our whole lives),  native huckleberries (but not the kind I think of from my childhood- the teeny red and tart ones, these are apparently blueberry-like and fat). And behind them some big beds of strawberry plants he’s had for a few years, that have been multiplying like crazy. And, there are blueberry beds as well.


We are looking forward to a bountiful harvest this year! If only we can keep the deer at bay and the poultry out of the garden beds!