Food & Drink

At some point we’ll pay for this great weather

Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis JEFF SINER -- jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Looks like summer is getting here a little early. I’ll probably be planting squash and beans next week. ... Somehow I feel we will be paying for these nice days.

It finally has mostly dried out to do some light tillage. I am about a fourth of the way through reshaping my farm – putting all the beds, pathways and fields on contour, building swales and small pocket ponds. I would like to have all that framework done February/March, but it all depends on rainfall.

Looking for land

I know a young guy that wants to start an organic market garden and is looking for a 10th- to a half-acre of land to start on. I told him I would ask y’all. He works in Charlotte and lives in Gastonia. If any of you know of a small piece of property he could rent, trade for vegetables, whatever, let me know at demullis@vnet.net and I will pass the info along.

Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield.

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