Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What to Do WithYour Share---Week 12

Week 12 and we are in the middle of the hottest, driest start to a season we have had in 10 years. In all my years I have never lived through such persistent waves of heat. We hope we can acclimate to such conditions, and are happy with the harvest so far. But relief would be nice.

One crop that seems well acclimated to conditions this year is watermelon. The yellow-fleshed Peace watermelons are ripening. The first two harvests have yielded enough for the partial shares. These melons are quite sweet and juicy, and aren't too seedy.

Picking at the right ripeness is tricky, so if yours is not ripe let us know and we will attempt to get you a replacement.

Peace watermelon

Sorry there is not more tonight, but our fridge stopped working and we had an unscheduled evening task. On the bright side, it was nice to clean out the fridge, and we have adequate freezing and cooling facilities on the farm for temporary storage.

Rocky hangin' in the shade

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