Operation SOS – Save our Strawberries: Part 1

As previously mentioned – this is a last ditch effort to see if we can save the very neglected and badly planned strawberry garden.

We already knew we lost over half the plants in between planting and year two- pretty disappointing.

Last year we weeded them out – once- and it just wasn’t enough to keep up with it. Friggen duh, amiright?

So this weekend we got a permit and burned the ever living delight out of them.

It was a beautiful day for burning and shoveling alpacas poop and we did plenty of both. I only have pictures of the burning tho.

MrGillis and my dad keeping things safe

And also- burning the hay inadvertently gave us a good laugh for the day

Roasted egg, anyone?

Yeah- I really don’t like free ranging out hens for this reason right here. I like those eggs in my basket, not the strawberries.

I’m going to be completely honest- I don’t have a lot of hope at getting a good number of plants from here. I think we neglected it for too long. But this is something we have to do in order to move forward. Guess I’m just going to have to cross my fingers.

Until next time- have a wicked good day!


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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