Wow, I can’t believe it is mid February. Time moves fast around here at ” The Farm .” So much has been done. It is hard to sit inside and work on the computer. I have been waiting for a rainy day. It has not rained in weeks and we don’t have any coming in the near future. This is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. The garden is coming along nicely. We have three more fruit trees: Peach, Plum, and Nectarine. We have blackberries, blueberries and the raspberries are waiting for the bed to be made. We have something to eat out of the garden every day. I have seeds starting to germinate inside and waiting for the weather to warm up to be planted. Please check out the up coming classes on the page called ” Up coming Classes 2018. ” Come and enjoy a class and a tour of the garden. I’m sure we will be eating something from the garden for lunch. All In A Jar is very fortunate that ” The Kitchen “, the gourmet Ace Hardware store in Alamo has asked me back for a few classes.
I look forward to having you and a friend here at ” The Farm.”
We started the trip by landing in St. Thomas and took a ferry to the island Tortola to pick up a 44 foot catamaran sailboat. We had two other couples with us. One of the husbands is a captain that take over the boat.We all had our own bedroom and bathroom. I had two big worries, sunburn and seasickness. I managed not to get sunburn but, a few day out at sea I felt a little under weather. We had two days of rain which added up to ten inches. They are hogging all the rain. We managed to have fun despite the rain. We sailed to the island of Norman and had a wonderful fish dinner and back to the boat for one of my favorite things to do FISHING. The next morning we had fish all around the boat jumping out of the water. That is the morning I caught a 6 foot shark. It was a lot of fun. The group then wanted to go snorkeling. I said I just got a shark out of that water. I will sit here and watch. We move to an other place with great snorkeling that had caves. They all convinced me to go in the water. With the help of Tom master swimmer I was in the water hyperventilating. He suggested I lay on my back and he would bring me to the fish. I told him I want to see little fish please no big fish. After seeing a few schools of fish I was ready to get in the boat. I caught, clean and eat fish. Not all that excited to swim with them. Off to the next island St. Peter . I got to see my first turtle. The best part was it looked at me. We had a wonderful lunch beside the pool with the view of the water and chickens and cats walking around. Off to the little store for shopping need more supplies. We also stop by Virgin Gorda’s The Baths National Park. It was beautiful, The baths are a landscape of building-size boulders, clear saltwater grottoes, and powder-white beaches. The best island of all for me was Anegada. It is the only island that is flat. Fresh fish and miles of empty white beaches. When we where on the island they had a fishing tournament and it was fun to see the fishermen come in to have the fish weighted. The last night back to Tortola. We went to the Sugar Mill restaurant. This is an old sugar mill that has a wonderful restaurant and Inn. The food was amazing.