Saturday, June 27, 2020

Our new digs - from not much to this

Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, with social upheaval and heartbreak, and yet... Our family is actively cultivating and holding on to as much positivity, joy, love and hope as we can. And we try to spread these sentiments.

With that in mind, let me share the latest progress at our new digs - the place we moved to before the pandemic hit. We started from scratch... a basic house, a few box-store foundation plantings, and that was it.

In the meantime, we have put in a very productive garden, a shed, a patio, and lots of flowers and plantings.

The view from our backyard - Mount Baker

The chickens moved with us, of course

The new patio Steve made

Most of the flowers I either transplanted from our old place in Marblemount, our friends gave to me, or I bought from the local nursery.  My dear friends gave me a great gift certificate for Mother's Day!

The soil here in the Skagit Flats is great, albeit sandy.  It's famous farmland around here.

And the veggie garden!  There was nothing but grass, and one of the first things we did was plowing up a plot for veggies.  It has already been feeding us grandly with peas, lettuce, bok choy, kale, chard and radishes. The beets, carrots, onions, cabbage, cucumbers, squash, beans and tomatoes are growing happily.

If you want to see a visual progress from the very beginning, HERE is a youtube movie I made in March and April.

And HERE is a movie I made about May, showing the progress as well!

We hope you're doing well!

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