You'll find 350 tomato and pepper transplants, 150 pounds of green sand and rock phosphate (soil amendments for the new bean garden, and pumpkin patch), stakes for flowering sweet peas, and a seeder to plant a 150 row of snap beans. Inside the blue bucket are hand tools, seeds, gloves and lunch.
And, like a typical day in June, my "best laid schemes" went awry when the farm presented other, more pressing work to do. So while the tractor sat loaded up and ready to go, my friend Joseph and I weeded the blackberry patch, tracked down and pulled thistles to keep them from spreading their seeds, weeded the onion and garlic garden, and hilled up 240 feet of potatoes. Then the day was done.
The tractor and transplants did return a few days later and that job too was eventually accomplished. It seems that, when farming, having a plan and being able to let go of the plan are equally important.