Two years ago we started our elderberry patch with hardwood cuttings. In the photo below, you see my littlest helper, pushing these little twigs into the soil. The next photo shows just how big they’ve grown (that’s my other helper working on the fence). So much sweat, compost, time and love have gone into these plants!
We’ve always been gardeners, but farming felt like a different game altogether. We felt a bit like Laura Ingalls and her family, as we cleared the land, built the fence, lay the irrigation and dug the holes. All those holes! Thankfully we had a planting party for that job (more on that in another post)! This month, we harvest our first berries from the patch and, oh, how satisfying it is!