Farm news, Aug 23/2021

We’ll have the following veggies this week;

spinach, chard, kale, zucchini, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, cucumber, canteloup/watermelon, cabbage/eggplant/peppers, beans, dill, cilantro, parsley, green onions, hot peppers.

On the farm this week:

We got some rain! I usually don’t enjoy being wet and muddy but I was so happy that we got a good rain that I just rolled around in the mud for hours and loved it. Also, with shorter cooler days coming soon, that means we’re probably done watering for the year mostly. The only things that might get watered again if it’s dry are the fall lettuce, and spinach.

The bad news is though, my grass is green now and I’ve really enjoyed not having to mow the lawn all summer. I guess there’s a dark lining on everycloud…

Fortunately, we were able to get enough carrots and potato dug up last week and finished just before it started raining on Friday. When our clay soil is this wet, when we dig up carrots and potatos we end up basically hauling buckets of mud out of the field with some carrots mixed in somewhere.

This is also the last week for so many people: Ronald and Kaitlyn and Kennedy are returning to school and Hannah is moving to Alberta and I have been un successful at convincing anyone to drop out of school so far. But I have one more week to convince them all to drop out of school, so I’m hoping I can convince at least one of them. Here’s Ronald, Kennedy and Ishbel picking beans in the mud today! Isbhel is one of our new recruits for the fall.

And the melons are ripening fast now. So everyone should get one by next week. We’ll also have watermelon to add to canteloupe

Also, we are now taking sign ups for the winter CSA, summer CSA extension and bulk garlic. CSA members all got an email with details about that. You can also sign up here: Winter CSA sign up form

That’s it for now,

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Hannah, Katilyn, Ronald, Isbhel