Farm News, Aug 05 – 11

We will have the following veggies this weeK:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, arugula, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, beets, peppers, onions, beans, cabbage, and celery, eggplant. There will also be either corn, tomatoes, or potatoes depending on how much ripe corn there is…..so more likely there’ll be corn on Thursday and potatoes on Tuesday.

On the farm this week:

I thought I should let everyone know that it’s August now – actually almost half way to september.  I didn’t realize that until I wrote in the date at the top of the page, so I thought I should pass that on.  We had busy week – in fact we had two weeks on the farm this week so I’ll try to squeeze both in here briefly.

Last week interlake meadows farm came with an international army of volunteers  battle weeds for an afternoon. They had people staying from France, Germany, Japan, England and somewhere else.  As you can see they were enthusiastic and optimistic in the before picture. I wish I had take the after picture a couple hours later because there were weeds and slumped over bodies were strewn everywhere and it wasn’t clear who the winner was.   They did a great job and got all the squash weeded, so if you’re reading this, Thanks Germany, France, England Japan, and somewhere else!

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This week I tilled in our green manure of oats in order to feed the microbes who don’t ever seem to stop eating.  Looming ominously in the background is the neighbours canola field that is loaded with flea beetles who are all staring across the field at our broccoli that they think they’ll be eating once the canola is cut.   All I can think to do is stare back at them and tell them “I’ll be waiting!”  Caitlin often asks me what I’m staring at and who I’m talking to.  Speaking of Caitlin, she’s at a “Pat Benator’ concert tonight and I’ve been wondering if that’s a real person or whether she made that up to leave work early?  Whoever sings some Pat Benator at the market will get an extra potatoe or tomatoe.  I can make that promise because I’m pretty sure that Pat Benator is not a real person.

 

 

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We also have yet another person on the farm – Rich.  Except instead of just helping out for a week(which is always appreciated), Rich is here to finish the season!   So now maybe we can get the weeds under control!

That’s it for this week.  See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole, Caitlin and Rich.

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