This week for CSA members:
Onions, beans, cabbage, celery/eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, carrots, garlic, beets/broccoli, dill/parsley/basil/hot wax pepper and a choice of leafy green: lettuce, spinach, kale or chard.
We are having trouble with lettuce and spinach right now – it’s not liking the heat very much so there won’t be much lettuce or spinach for the next couple of weeks.
On the Farm this week:
We’ve had a busy week! The tractor broke down, but the timing was perfect because the next day my friends Kelvin and Anna decided to come for a visit! Kelvin spent the entire day getting my tractor working while Anna helped picked beans. After that they pulled thistles and hoed.
I’m pretty lucky to have such nice friends! While visiting Anna taught me to play Ukelele – which is the easiest instrument ever, so by the end of the week, Nicole, Kitana and I all decided to get one. So, we’ll be having a hootenanny soon! Anyone is welcome. The more ukelele’s the better. Maybe we’ll play for everyone at the market sometime soon.
Our favorite dog hasn’t been back at all this week and we all miss him. I figure by the end of the week we were smelling worse than him and he decided that was too much and went home.
Other than that, we had slight breeze blow through the farm last night and lost electricity and water for the day. It also blew down all the corn, so we spent half the day standing it back up again. After we finished I started wondering whether we really need to do that work, so we left a little bit to see if it matures lying down. The morale of the story is I should have hilled the corn. I learned the same lesson last year, but I guess it didn’t sink in.
This week at the Market: Nick Everett band will be playing Thursday, and the usual vendors will be there. Still looking for someone to bake bread….
Well, that’s it for this week. See you soon!
Jonathan, Nicole and Kitana