So our summer tire pounding volunteers have arrived and after one month we’ve dug a drainage ditch, covered it back up, dug out another ditch for the tire course, covered that back up with gravel, pounded 4 courses of tires complete with vapor barrier, insulation, and backfill. We took a little break to make a cob oven, learn about rocket stoves, and beef up Mr Rocket (see picture). And all the while the garden is going strong, though a little neglected. The haskap cuttings from last year have sprung up, the broccoli transplants look promising despite the deer nipplings, the potatoes are finally in the ground, and we have some new beds of raspberries and strawberries by the pond. We moved the bees to be closer to us in the field, and after some angry adjusting, they seem to be taking to their new spot. Time to take out honey soon! We could use some more hands on the tire wall as some of our dear volunteers leave soon, shoot us a message if you’re interested! Also, the permaculture design and mapping course is this weekend with a free intro to permaculture session Friday evening at Senden Agriculture Center, 6-8pm.