A lot has happened in the past few weeks.Money (our 32 year old horse) has been pining after his pasture mate passed on.We purchased the Scottish Highland cows thinking they would serve as pasture mates, but that experiment did not pan out as we could not put them in the same pasture, so they are over the fence companions.....
Rains are here today and although the property is not a spring green, it is much greener than in any previous year.So far the well is still supplying enough water to keep things irrigated and we’re on the downhill run for the fall weather.
May has left and we are entering the dry season here on San Juan Island.The tourists have descended on the rock and Friday Harbor is a buzz of activity.The same is true here on San Juan Island Tea Farm.
It has been a very busy couple of weeks here on the farm. The tea beds are readied and are now in maintenance mode until fall. The Japanese garden in the retired riding arena is now the object of our attention. The bamboo forest has been started. The layout is roughed in and we are creating the overall layout.
May showers bring spring flowers.This adage is a little off this year as April was wet and then dried out.The grass is green, the horse and cows are munching on nice pasture and I am spending a lot of time on the mower.