The Humble Beginnings of Nelson Acres

My lifelong dream has been to be a farmer. I have been researching and reviewing organic and sustainable methods for a couple of years now, and am now trying to put some of this into practice on my 1/2 acre preparation of the day when I can make that dream come true. This blog is going to be my place to document, share, and follow my successful and unsuccessful attempts as Nelson Acres moves closer to reality.

13 May 2011


For some reason, my last post didn't take.  I'll sum up: I'm still sick with this fatigue thing so that is making my plans drag out.  I just got done thinning my corn, which may kill some of it as it was probably too big to do.  I tried to keep the ones I pulled out and made more rows...probably a bad idea but that's what the first year is for, right?  Seeing if bad ideas work?  So we'll see.  My camera's battery has died, or I'd take some pictures to post.  With the exception of the arugula which I promptly killed, everything else is doing splendidly.  I just put some plant food down for everyone, but it was veggie plant food so I hope that my tomatoes don't have issue with it.'s a learning year.  I joined something called SPIN farming, for sub-acre farming.  I plan on putting in a package for a variance to allow urban farming on my plot this year so I can get started next.  Hopefully that works.  I plan on the veggies, fruits, and some chickens and honey bees.  Should be an interesting year! 
But I think my next step will be to get some organic compost to put down to feed all these guys with.  They are moving along, but I have to admit I can't wait to see some real growth.  I need to research the onions and radishes though.  The radishes especially are popping out of the ground...does that mean harvest or add more dirt?  I don't even like radishes, but I'm sure I'll love them from my own garden/farm :)  Anyway, after two hours of light gardening, it's time for a break and to rest.  I can not wait until my energy returns!


  1. Doing is the best way to learn when it comes to most things, but especially to gardening! I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. Veggie food is fine for those maters. That's what I use. I use an organic food though by GardenTone.

    I'm glad you started a keep the posts comin! I'm your first follower! Yay!

  2. Hi! Thank you, I had let this slide because as it happens I am still sick and haven't been able to do what I've wanted. No mulch yet or anything. But, surprisingly, everything is still pretty much growing. I just took some pictures and will be adding another post. But I use the organic veggie food by Garden Tone, too, so I feel better about that now :) Thanks so much for commenting and being my first follower!