Farm news, Sep 28/2020

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, squash, leeks, potato, carrot, onion, beets, peppers, dill, cilantro, parsley, green onion, hot peppers

On the farm this week:

It’s getting dark out so fast! Today we started at 7:00 harvesting lettuce mix in the dark and realized we should probably start at 7:30 now. In summer we start at 6 because it’s so hot and the each time we find ourselves starting work in the dark we start a little bit later. Believe it or not, everyone prefers to start at 6 because they love finishing the day early. Samantha was the smart one today and wore a toque with a headlamp built in to it.

This morning while Sarah was unloading the truck into the washtation a racoon walked under the truck and right between her legs into the washstation. If you heard a scream around 9 am coming from North of the city, that was Sarah. I tried to scare the racoon away and walked up to it making racoon noises and it just stood there and stared me in the eyes until I got scared and backed up. I think it plans to take over the farm! It’s hard to see it in this picture, but it’s right in front of the tool rack.

Also the farm was the set for some filming of the movie Macbeath this week. Michelle, who worked here until the end of August has returned to her other work making a film for Shakespeare in the ruins, and spent a day filming in the potato field. I tried to star in the movie, but after my audition they said they didn’t want me in any part of it. So good luck to them I say!

Finally, on friday we had a bit of a long day, but finished digging up all our potatoes for the winter! The forecast for this week was supposed to be cold and rainy as of last Friday, and fearing another fall like last fall we decided to just get it all done while we still could without suffering. Ideally we would have left them for another 2 weeks to let the skins harden, so some skin will come off some of them, but they will fine to eat. Here’s Kelsey brining back the final load of potatoes.

That’s it for this week

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Kelsey, Mallory, Tristan and Samantha