We will have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale,  broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, beets, turnips, bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, beans, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, onions and maybe corn

On the farm this week:

We’re being sprinkled with rain at the moment- and for once this year I’m hoping we get it a good rain.  I think it’s been a month now since we’ve had rain and so we have been doing a lot of watering the last week and it would be nice to get a good rain to save us from having to do that.

So, our corn’s not doing super great.  I planted the corn in a new area along the new ditch which I thought would drain it adequately, but it didn’t quite go as planned,  So a good deal of the corn is pretty stunted from being too wet most of the early summer.   So, we’ll have to see how much corn we end up with.   The potatos are also a little later than usual also.  I planted the potatos in the beginning of May, but they didn’t sprout until July (I’m not even exaggerating! – ok, maybe it was the last week of June).  The best explanation I’ve been offered is that the company that I bought the seed potatos actually sold me table potatos that had been treated so they wouldn’t sprout.  So I went and got more seed potatoes and the day I got more potatos they started sprouting!  So the potatos are, good, but just a few weeks behind.

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The good news is that a neighbour of mine (by neighbor I mean he lives only 20 km away), Martin, grows a lot of potatos and corn  and wants to trade veggies because he’s short other veggies for his csa.  So, next week I’ll get some potatos from him and hopefully that will work out until mine have grown a bit more.

More good news is that we got the carrot lifter working!  All it took was an extra 1500 lbs sitting on top of it.  One could argue that paying people to be dead weight is not the best use of their time, but if it means I dont’ have to dig carrots then I disagree!

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That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole, Shenggang, Irina, Lance

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