Farm news, Aug 1/2016

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, beets, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers, sweet onions, beans, cucumber, zucchini, dill, parsley, cilantro and basil

On the farm this week:


Lots was happening this week.  It was finally dry enough to bring some trucks in for phase one of building the grand wash station central.   They moved the mud from the ditch they dug last winter over to build up an area for putting the future washstation – it still hasn’t been designed yet but I hope someone designs it before I start building it. Our wash station is currently a very cramped shed.   Irina was very happy to see this underway.   Today she she got trapped in the washstation because there were so many boxes of veggies piled up around her.


We had annual day our day of working in the rain today.  It has to happen once a year, so I’m glad we got it out of the way now when it’s plus 30 as opposed to late october when it’s like 3 degrees – those days aren’t fun.  Today it was kind of refreshing.

I think Shengang also got hit by lightning today.  He decided to hold up this metal fork to point towards some dark clouds and the next thing I knew there was a blinding light and a sound like a shotgun going off in my ear.  I looked at Shengang and his hat was one fire! (you can see where the front burnt off) and the handle burned off of the fork he was holding!  I don’t know what it did to him, but ever since then he’s been talking really fast and scribbling down really complicated math formulas.


The sweet onions are finally nice and big.  They’re a little later than last year, but they’re looking good now!  These ones are juicy and sweet.   I recommend cucumber, onion and salt and vinegar salad everday.


That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole, Shenggang, Irina and Lance