We are now happily in charge of (lucky?) plot #13 and trying to come up with a catchy name for it. It is tiny, but still: such a special place should have a name. Maybe Rondel Farm? (A rondel or rondeau is a 13-line poem with a 4-syllable refrain, such as In Flanders Fields.) How about Terce Farm? ("Terce" is 13 in Spanish.) Buena Suerte Farm? (That's "good luck" in Spanish.) Shortstop Farm? (This was C.S.'s brainstorm, because Venezuelan shortstops tend to wear #13.)
It is so hot here right now that only a few things will grow, but this is a good chance to get oriented and prepare the soil for the planting that can start next month. Plus, what fun to sit in my favorite chair, in the air conditioning, with a vodka and tonic nearby, and peruse seed catalogs!
Here's what the plot looked like to start with. The previous farmer seems to have been a devotee of Square Foot Gardening. I'm not sure if we're going to keep that up or not. But the grid lifts out easily if we decide not to use that method.