2009 was the first year since moving to New Mexico in late 2007 that we had abundantly producing gardens. It was a joy to have vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden again. The grocery store just can’t compete with freshly harvested food.
2009 was a busy year. We put in perennial herbs and flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, started our bamboo experiment, completed planning the layout of our urban homestead, raised a few pigs, and dug a lot of new garden beds. Jen also taught many classes on herbs and urban homesteading here and at other venues in Albuqueruqe, and we roamed around the mountains of New Mexico, getting to know our new home a little better.
In 2010 we will continue to implement our design, putting in more gardens, digging out more bermuda grass, planting more trees, and, hopefully, we will add bees to our menagerie.
Here’s hoping your year was rich and full with all the blessings that life has to offer. Enjoy the following photo journal of 2009 at the farm.
Wishing you much health and happiness in 2010,
Jen + Tree