Farm news, sept 4/2017

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, potatos, onions, carrots, beets, peppers, eggplant, corn, beans, cucumber, zucchini, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, scallions and hot peppers

On the farm this week:

It’s my favorite time of year – fall!  I like it when it’s dark out around 9 and the days are cooler. It just feels more relaxed.  It’s also the time of year when we start wondering – when is the first frost coming?  Any predictions?  We’ve got a lot of picking to do before that!

Some things still grow quickly at this time of year.  Here’s on of our patches of oats and peas that was planted just last week.  In one month they’ll be knee high.

Jaroslav is away this week, he decided to take a holiday by going to volunteer on another farm to see how they do their livestock – there’s something wrong that man!  All day long Jaroslav listens to podcasts about farming and then at the end of the day he reads books on farming and then he decides to holiday on another farm.  I’ve been trying to get him to watch t.v and listen to pop music but no luck yet.

With just the three of us it’s been mostly myself and Irina doing the harvesting and I’ve come to the realization that Irina might be the toughest woman in the world.   After a couple hours my back gets pretty sore and I want to stretch but I look over and Irina doesn’t slow down.   So I’m having to pretend to tie my shoe, or that I have an important phone call so that I can stretch my back.   I’ve learnt that if I set my alarm it sounds like I have a phone call and just have it set to go off every 15 minutes.

We’ve finished brining in all the onions and there’s lots! Now with all the tomatos coming in it’s turning into a salsa hut in here.

That’s it for this week,

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, and Jaroslav