Tuesday, August 8, 2017
In the Share: Week 9
SWEET PEPPERS our pepper plants are growing gang-busters. These waist-high plants are loaded with ripening fruits. Our favorite, Carmen, has a slender sweet red fruit.
TOMATOES Another nice round from our little tomato patch. We have now picked over a ton (that's 2,000 lbs. folks off of 200' plants)
WALLA WALLA ONIONS Sweet ones should be used soon.
SQUASH either 1 zucchini or yellow squash.
IN TWO WEEKS: more peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and garlic.
With half of the harvest behind us and half left to go, 2017 is the running for the best season yet. Add to it this beautiful mid-70s temperatures and you've got the frosting on the cake. It is a good time to be a farmer, for sure! The favorite vantage point to capture the beauty of the season is in front of the peppers with the sunflowers towering overhead.
While we tend the home field of crops, the far field continues to grow chickens and cover crops. We moved both hen houses to new spots in the field this week. When we move them it is a good chance to count as each chicken comes out of the coop. We had been worried that we had lost some to predators, but nope we still have about 100 between the two flocks.