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Yesterday was a good day at the market.

It was s VERY good day! The weather was perfect, the crowd small, sales good and it was fun to meet many old market friends.

Bright and early!

On our way to the market.

We haven’t been at the market for over 2 months now because of the virus precautions. Inspite of still present dangers we can’t wait any longer but are packaging pickles and miso and some early vegetables.

We are getting up early tomorrow morning (saturday) and will be at the Fyristorg Market from about 08:00 to 13:00.

It doesn’t look like there will be a cold first week of june with frost this year. I’m planting my sensitives faster this year. Almost all the japanese pumpkins are already in the ground.

Now it’s raining, so I’m glad.

The rockii is in full bloom.

Wild bees find and check out the newly installed bee hotel.

The painting is finished and it’s warm enough to start potting the tomatoes.

We are touching up the barn-red (falu röd) on the sheds.

Wind break

Dandelions in all their glory, but I love the sight and smell of new cut grass.

As if I didn’t have enough digging to do, I dig a pool by hand, or should I say by foot.

I started this project about 10 years ago, but since we have gotten an unlimited supply of farm water we don’t really need it for that, so it’s been at a stand still for a few years. Now with plenty of time on hand, I am back into it again. More as a landscape feature (garden art) now.

The spiral down-ramp is taking form, but there is quite a bit more to do.

The dirt mound grows.

When the digging is done, the mound will be shaped and planted with grass.

6 different asian greens (hakusai, pac choi, etc) are planted and covered. Just before the rain and thunder storm.

It’s always very risky trying to grow asian greens in the spring. They usually get eaten by bugs or go to flower early, so I don’t put in many. But sometimes I do get some good crops or specimens making it worth while.

It’s a bit easier and better to try in the fall.

Being the main ingredient of kimchi, I must try to get as much as possible of my own homegrown.