Monday, September 14, 2009

Our little piece of Earth....



My dad likes to fly. Two weeks ago he went up with a local pilot and took some area photos! I'm sharing two of our farm. If anyone ever doubts we produce our own stuff, here's proof of our 60 workable acres! The dark, vibrant green strips are our organic soybean patches! All vegetables are in fields 101 & 105 this year. (the top in pic 1 and to the left in pic 2.)You can also see the long strip of our strawberry patch in field 102. (bottom in pic 1, top right in pic 2)It makes me a bit sad, as I can see where the tomatoes used to be, and it's just strips of brown soil now. The grading barn and the greenhouses also really stand out in these photos! There is a lot of space in those 'covered field' greenhouses that we will be using to their full potential. Behind the barn is a large pasture area we are currently cleaning up for use for organic beef cattle and organic pigs coming in the near future!! In between the soybeans was our hay field. Ben has since plowed it under as it was old. You can totally see where Ben has dug the potatoes and all that we have left!! LOTS!! The potatoes are located in the top right of pic 1 and top left/center in pic 2. Cabbage is very obvious with it's blue/green colour! On either side of the strawberries was were our veggies were last year....Nice to have these pictures to share! Thanks dad!!