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The ground is drying up nicely, so I can start to make the vegetable crop circles ready for this summers garden. I take out the sunflowers from last year, which I leave standing all winter for the birds and also for the sculpural effect especially in the snow.

Soon I can spread out the compost, till the dirt and make the raised beds for the plants and seeds, but first it has to dry out and warm up some more. And the plants, that are now in the cold frame, grow slower and will need a few more weeks to get bigger and hardier.

There’s a lot left to dig (turn over) for the winter. 

And inspite of the snow, I’m still at it. 



I’ll probably be at it until Christmas or even after, if the weather stays conducive. 

However, if I have to leave one crop circle (next years pumpkin patch) undug, that’s allright too. After 10 years of working this heavy clay soil, it’s getting some very good tilth, and the rooty weeds seem to be pretty much under control – my main objectives with the digging – besides the great physical wookout. 

Another crop circle turned. 


Three dug and two more to go. 

Typical weather for early June – dry, windy with cold nights. It should get better, and I can’t hold off and wait for it to get perfect. I have a lot more plants to plant out. 

Pumpkins and such 


We try to water a bit by hand, only where the plants and seeds are, rather than using a sprinker that wastes 90%.

One crop circle is finished. The caged garden with a fence around it has all the raised beds made and filled with seeds and plants. Plants that deer and rabbits like – brassicas, chards, beets, leeks etc. 


The brassicas are covered to keep the flea beetles away. 

We got another crop circle tilled and 3 more raised beds made in the caged garden. They are sown with beets and chard here where they are protected from the dear and rabbits that love them. 

  

Yesterday I made a batch of herb miso, then went out and started making my raised bed spiral in the first crop circle that I had tilled the evening before.  

 I made 9 beds. Some are still empty, but I put in some potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, dill and parsley. Much more to come. 

We finally got a covering of snow – blue in the light of the low sun, or is it a camera effect?   

   
Deer tracks to the compost.  

And it is suposed to stay cold for the next 10 days.  

  
I finished digging the fifth and last crop circle yesterday. 
With a smattering of leaves it’s ready for winter. Now I’m all done digging for this season, unless the weather gets warm again and I start a new digging project.