Rustic Road Farm, by the numbers
Imagine a painter with a blank canvas, a teacher with a classroom of new students or a builder with a blueprint. Think of the potential or even the possible pitfalls. It can be overwhelming at first, but once you start, there's a momentum.
I'm the first-time farmer with five virgin, unlplowed acres and an empty barn. But a month later with momentum in place, it's looking like this:
100 pounds of seed potato, planted
1,600 onions, planted
1 new tractor, purchased, delivered, working
3 goats, delivered
35 yards of compost, spreaded
4H neighbor, hired, to build 1 pen for hogs by the 1 willow tree
65 chicks, assorted varieties arrived at post office after a pleasant flight - by plane
Soil tests, completed (great results)
24 apple trees, assorted varieties, planted
30 rasberry bushes, planted
15 blackberry bushes, planted
4 cherry trees, 2 sour, 2 sweet, planted
1 very tired but excited farmer (that's me).