Farm news, Aug 14/2017

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, beans, celery, onions, peppers, tomato, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, carrots, potatos, beets, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, basil, parsley, scallions and hot peppers.

On the farm this week:

We’ve finished all our planting for the year! ( well actually we have a little more lettuce to plant, but I’m telling myself we’re finished). So it’s one less thing to keep track of which is nice.  It kind of looks like spring again with two fields  of baby lettuce, broccoli, spinach, herbs. carrots and beets.    So now, just when we thought we were catching up to with the weeds, weeding starts all over again!  And because we didn’t have great control of the weeds in the spring I have a feeling it’s gonna be bad,  so I took some pictures now while it still looks clean.  

The field tomatos are starting to ripen quicker now and the plants are still healthy, so I think by next week we should have decent amounts for csa.  We had a group photo today at lunch, at which point everyone went into the washstation to cool down and Sarah complained about how cold she always is while wearing her winter jacket under her rain coat.  That air conditioner really works!

Now that we’ve gotten used to the new space, I was wondering how the h— did we ever fit this all in to a space 1/5 the size before?  When I measure it out it’s not even physically possible.  Somehow we did something for a couple years that’s not actually possible.

You might all get to meet Irina now as she’ll be trading off doing the csa pick up with me the next 2 weeks.

Finally, because I haven’t grossed anyone out with insects for a while.  I found a door to a shed had been left open and I couldn’t get in because a web covered the whole doorway and this spider was waiting to eat me.   If anyone knows what this is you when a free lb of potatos.   And do spiders move in the fall and hibernate or something?, because I’m going to have to get in this shed soon but it looks like it was a lot of work making a web that big and I’d feel bad to break it.  Does anyone know how to move a web?

That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Jaroslav and Nicholas.