Well, we had a 50 year sustainable farming veteran come to our farm today. If anyone knows what they are talking about, he does.
He gave us some really great tips and pointers and some really great encouragement too! He dug into our garden and told us how impressed he was with our soil! Now, granted, I am from New Hampshire, and New Hampshire soil? Phhh...it would put this stuff to shame! In New Hampshire the soil was made ready to plant and it's black, black, black! Therefore, I honestly didn't know what to think about our soil until today. In comparison to New Hampshire, it's nothing. But for our area, for the "high desert" of Colorado? He said our soil was some of the best there was! Of course, he believes that our mulching technique that we left on the soil all winter helped a little too :) - kuddos to us.
So we are so excited! Our biggest obstacle this year? The wind. The wind is insane and we are spending a fortune on wind blockers and fencing. Four more 50ft fences coming again tomorrow.