We have been busy over the last week, so I am breaking today’s post into two so that it won’t be one long rambling mess. Chris and I got up at 4 on Saturday and headed up to Wisconsin to meet with a garlic farmer to get the garlic to start our new farm. It was a very nice day and wonderful to spend some quality time together (my mother-in-law kept both kids). We got to have lengthy conversations about multiple topics without a little one interrupting, which was long overdue. We had a discussion regarding homeschooling/private school/public school and never really came to a conclusion…I do have a ton of research to do now. And we talked about all things regarding our new farm venture. It was a good time.
After 5 hours or so we made it to Tomah, WI to meet with Gaele who has been in the gourmet garlic business for quite some time. I, honestly, didn’t even realize that there were so many different types of garlic and that each one had a unique taste, some of them are even spicy. We spoke with Gaele for 3 hours. He gave us tons of useful information (I took ten pages of notes). He is very excited for us and thinks this is going to work out amazingly for us. The one thing he kept reiterating is that we HAVE to handle garlic like we would our eggs because it is super fragile. I had no idea. The entire way back home Chris and I would cringe every time we hit a bump 🙂
After talking with Gaele we had lunch (some amazing chicken noodle soup) and headed back home. We stopped at a cheese and wine store…sampled some cheese and brought home a bottle of wine.
We now have the fun job of separating each clove for planting. And then we work on getting it all in the ground. Please wish us luck 🙂