Cowboy Town USA
Trip Start Sep 29, 2009
34Trip End Ongoing
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Goose Lake Organics
Rob picked us up and we were off to Lakeview – another 90 miles from Klamath Falls, which is the closest “big city” to Lakeview. It continued to snow, which worried/amazed us since we don't usually have snow storms in May in the mid-Atlantic.
Rob showed us around his farm/ranch
We took a couple of days to get the lay of the land – and waited for the weather to improve – and then we got to work. Our daily “chores” consisted mostly of work in the garden. We built raised beds and planted tons of seeds – several varieties of beans, radishes, onions, peas, etc. We created the potato area – several long rows of potatoes were planted along which we dug ditches for efficient watering. We also created a round, wheel-like herb garden (see pictures) and planted it with a nice variety of herbs.
The weather was unseasonable cold, and some evenings we had to go around the garden and cover all the seedlings with wire cages and cloth. Before we arrived Rob had already planted squash hills, spinach, some peppers and tomatoes, and a few other things. We didn't want to lose all those to the weather. By the time we left, we were pretty sure everything would flourish.
We also built an outdoor shower attached to our little house. I have to say, I didn't like being
charged with a construction project, but I felt pretty proud of it when it was done. Charles enjoyed it more than I did and I can now admit, I learned a lot during the project
That was pretty much our month. It was a good experience and our host Rob was generous, outgoing and thanked us profusely for everything we did (being appreciated is always nice.) We didn't take any side-trips (since we didn't have transportation and we were in the middle of nowhere, it seemed), but we definitely enjoyed our time at Goose Lake Organics. We only wish
we could have stayed longer to enjoy the fruits – and vegetables – of our labor.