Farm news, Aug 29/2016

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumber, zucchini, celery, carrots, onions, beets, spaghetti squash/melons/corn, green onions, cabbage, dill, cilantro, parsley and basil.

On the farm this week

The weather is cooling off thankfully!  There’s a shadow on the farm in the morning that lasts until about 3 pm and then is back again at 4 and the nights are getting cold! I hate to be the one to ruin the party, but it’s almost winter!

Speaking of winter,  lots of people are asking me about the winter csa.  I don’t advertise  it because we always sell out, but I will email csa members sometime in later september with the info on signing up.    This year we’re trying to see if we can have some greens in the winter and planted the greenhouse with some chard, kale, lettuce, spinach and cucumbers in the greenhouse.  I’ve never done this before, so I planted a little bit of everything and we’ll see what happens.  There’s more weeds than lettuce and more cabbage worms than kale so far.  The only way to know if we’ll end up having greens is to sign up and find out!  Shenggang thankfully has lots of experience trellising cucumbers and trellised these cukes up nicely.

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We’re missing Lance!  It’s a lot more work to do when he’s not around.  He’s moved back to the city and is still not recovered and so isn’t planning on coming back out this year.   But we got some extra help from a local, Owen for 2 weeks until he goes back to high school.   After one day of work, he decided to use his brain of all things to carry the veggies out of the field.   He showed up with a sled to drag the bins of vegetables off with.   Oh kids these days.  So now I’m having to teach him that biceps will get him much farther in life than than brains and am showing him by carrying all the heavy bins out the hard way.

We’ve also discovered that you can tie the sled to the back of the truck and go for a pretty good ride through they hay field.  We’re going to construct some sweet jumps to go off of next.

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That’s it for this week

See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole, Shenggang, Irina and Owen.

 

 

 

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