We will have the following veggies this week:
lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, peas, broccoli, cabbage(full shares), carrots, beets, radish, turnip, kohlrabi, cucumber, zucchini, scallions, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil.
On the farm this week:
It’s wet! I don’t know how much rain we got – my rain gauge said 0″, but it had blown upside down and I”m not sure if it’s still accurate when it’s upside down. It’s so wet that I took one step and my boot stayed in the ground and then another step then my sock stayed in the ground and I couldn’t find it after. So if you find a sock in your vegetables I’d love if you could return it to me.
At least I got got to see how the drainage I had done last year worked. 2 winters ago I had dug a ditch through a low spot in the middle of the field, and last november I had 2 big bulldozers with gps controlled blades slope the entire field so it all drains to the ditch so in theory the whole field should drain. I guess I should get around to mowing the ditch one of these days.. Now with all the water it’s only a matter of time until…mosquitos! Oh poor Jaroslav doesn’t know what he’s in for. Also now each night all I hear is the sound of crickets. Actually – is a cricket a frog or a grasshopper? I’m not sure! It’s frogs that I hear. That’ll be the skill testing question for this week, (no google). If you know if a cricket is a frog or a grasshopper you win another broccoli.
Last week the trucks kept getting stuck in the road – aka mud pit, so I finally faced the inevitable and put in a proper road. It goes all the way up to the new building where farm pick up people will be able to park – when it’s finished. It will be soon I promise!
Other than that it’s just been more planting and weeding whenever we can. Thursdays we have extra help from Kelsey who is our resident thistle puller – she comes each thursday and pulls thistles all day long – without gloves! Here she is pulling thistles in our fall cabbage.
That’s it for this week. See you soon!
Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Jaroslav and Nicholas