Farming

From mid-April to October the land is free of snow and farming begins.  The summer is surprisingly warm and a variety of fruits and vegetables can be cultivated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our crops include potatoes, carrots, cabbage, pumpkin, eggplant, chillies, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, and a variety of lettuces and herbs.  Last year the harvest of potatoes alone was 200 kilograms, with about 100 kilograms of pumpkin and a healthy supply of other vegetables.  To make the land more fertile we use only cow manure and garden and kitchen compost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only does the land provide vegetables but there is also an abundance of fruit trees and berries such as apples, pears, plums, grapes, and other local wild Russian berries.

 

 

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