The farm was lovely. As we drove along the lane a woman was working in her huge vegetable garden with two of her children. On the other side of the lane was a large hoop house full of tomato plants covered with 2-3 inch green tomatoes. We got to the piles of manure and then I went to look for someone to help us. As I walked to another barn where I could hear men working I watched as a brother and sister, about 6 and 8 years old, argued over who's turn it was to ride a bicycle. Of course the sister was riding the bike and had no intention of stopping. All this in pennsylvania german.
The farmer came and gave us a scoop and a half of mushroom soil for $15. He needed to get change so we waited while he went off. A few minutes later along came the sister on the bike with our $5. I love Mennonite families!
At home I got to work weeding the front beds and spreading mulch. I am very happy with the way the new front border is coming along.
I even had enough mulch left over to do the red raspberries too. All the fruit is doing great this year. We should have a bumper crop.