The tea farm is coming along nicely.Today I planted the two Jim Dandy hollies, which were needed to pollinate the other female hollies.If all goes well and the deer leave them alone we should have berries next spring.
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We feel incredibly lucky to call the San Juan Islands our home and are passionate about sustaining our beautiful environment on our farm and in the San Juan archipelago. Many things make these islands special and the Southern resident Orca Killer Whales are at the top of that list.
Well it’s official, the dry season is here.It is very early this year and it looks like we are running at least two weeks ahead of schedule.We may get lucky and have a couple of good rains before the summer drought sets in.Typically on San Juan Island my mowing season ends around the fourth of July.This year it looks like it may be earlier in the areas where we traditionally do not irrigate, but this year we are, hence mowing will be a summer long endeavor.
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.