Oh that dog is adorableHere's the garden at Badger Manor. We have a lot of challenges her: The soil is solid clay. (My friend the local pottery teacher told me that our clay is so solid he would have to add sand to it before he could throw it on the wheel) The climate is unpredictable; I'm at high altitude and we generally get frosts in the middle of June, and sometimes at the end of August. Just tonight I had to go out and rig up the sprinklers to come on at 3 a.m. to save my corn, buckwheat, and potatoes from a forecasted frost. And just in case all that isn't fun enough, we live in a ranching subdivision, with hayfields for about a mile in every direction. So what the wind doesn't blow down the deer tend to enjoy, and the deer don't get, the grasshoppers generally clean up.
Here's the garden, the chicken coop on the right, and the people coop in the background. The double fence is the chicken run, which surrounds the garden like a moat so grasshoppers have to run the gauntlet of hungry birds to get in.
2020 Victory Garden by Thomas Wilson, on Flickr
Here's my new irrigation assistant, Tayo.
Tayo by Thomas Wilson, on Flickr
Sugar peas, greens, pumpkins (with pots to protect from frosty nights) and oats.
IMG_20200628_153830 by Thomas Wilson, on Flickr