Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In the Share: Week 12
KALE The kale is the prettiest plant on the farm, lush and blue-green, full of nutrients.
CARROTS big and sweet out of cold storage.
SPROUTING BROCCOLI the first fall heads.
SWEET PEPPERS a few more continue to ripen until frost.
RADISHES fresh from the muddy earth.
ARUGULA the prelude to the lettuces that should be ready in two weeks.
TOMATOES a few continue to ripen.
IN TWO WEEKS: potatoes, onions, peppers, chard, kale, sprouting broccoli and lettuce.
Your farmers took a vacation last week and left the farm for the sand hills of Nebraska. We had a great time camping, seeing the sights and exploring the natural world to our northwest.
A big bear hug of a thank you to Todd, Jody and Brendan who held down the fort while we were away. It's not just anyone who can keep the farm running smoothly with the crops, chickens, high tunnel and greenhouse. A big part of the daily chores is caring for the 100+ hens. Half of the flock is working on the Spring cabbage beds; the other is working on turning in the sorghum Sudan grass cover crop.
Our first day back, we welcomed a traveler from part's unknown. Sandy we are calling him at the moment is a clown and a snuggler. We are hoping Mommakitty warms to him in time and maybe can teach him how to be a good farm cat.
Yesterday we planted lettuces, bok choy and tat soi, cilantro, chard and sprouting broccoli in the high tunnel.
These plants will be in the shares in November, but for now we enjoy the harvest out in the fields where the wild creatures share the rows with us.