Tuesday, May 24, 2011

strawberry planting day!

The farmer, all smiles at finally getting to plant!

Eldest son driving the tractor, middle four walking behind to tamp down the dirt around the plant

Stuart loves riding the tractor with his Daddy!

Planting machine

Trays of strawberries waiting to be planted

Hard to believe those will turn into bushy green plants loaded with delicious strawberries!

The crew-they are excellent!

Farm children taking a break

And getting back to work!
Next years crop is finally going in to the ground! We have had the plants for weeks now, waiting for the weather to be just right. We had the coldest spring on record, and plenty of rain to go with it. Today is just right for planting-sunny, warm, but not hot. Rain is fore-casted for tomorrow, so the farmer and his crew will push on and try to finish the job today, working until sundown. I am going to buy pizza to feed the crew, so they can eat a quick meal and get back to work. We are so blessed to have such good men working for us! They are reliable, trustworthy, and fun to have around. Getting the strawberries planted is always a big sigh of relief for us, and I am so grateful things have been going well in the field today!


  1. So happy for you that you are getting your crops in the ground. Yay for farm equipment that doesn't break down. I am missing strawberries already.

  2. Congratulations! I enjoyed your photos, very interesting. I've never seen how the strawberries come before. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  3. Uncle Raymond looks so much like Grandpa in that top picture :)

  4. Yes, he really does, doesn't he? I don't often see it in him!