Farm news, Aug 20/2018

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard kale, tomatos, eggplant, bell peppers, potato, onions, carrots, beets, broccoli, beans, cucumber, zucchini, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers.

On the farm this week:

We had our farm day this Saturday.  The weather was great one thing I learned is that kids know how to have fun! and it was pretty entertaining just to watch it.  This plastic pipe lying in the road created hours of entertainment – I would never have guessed!

We also had a scavenger hunt and in no time they found all the big beets.  And I tricked everyone into weeding by putting weeds on the scavenger hunt list.  So everyone got the authentic farm experience after all.

And Renae came in Saturday( which was also her birthday ) to pick cucumbers and zucchini and was treated to a bunch of strangers singing her happy birthday in the field and was thoroughly embarrassed.

 

I wasn’t sure last week if it was dark in the morning or if it was hazy, but today when we started digging carrots and I had the head lights on the tractor I figured it might just still be dark out.  So, everyone voted that we should start later from now on.   So sleeping in season has begun!

Above is Renae mowing our green manure crop again in the haze that we had for a lot of last week.  If you can guess what time of day this was you win a free lb of beets!

And a lot of peppers are ripening now so we’re going to start brining out more peppers over the next few weeks.   We’ve got some red, purple, yellow, orange and green that are partially different colors and will actually finish ripening if you leave them.

And finally Fridays seem have become our ‘marathon’ days.  Last week it was planting lettuce.  This week it was pulling up all the winter onions to start drying them.  Emelia, Renae and Irina worked hard Friday moving about 4000 lb of onions.  I actually wasn’t helping them because I was doing some tractor maintenance,  but somehow they actually thought I was lifting weights in the garage while they were carrying heavy bins of onions.  I don’t know how that rumour got started but it not’s true!  Though it would be funny if it was.

And speaking of winter, the sign up for our winter csa is now up on the website.

Well that’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Renae and Emelia