Week 8 and other farm news

Here is a list of items we have in the field, ready to harvest.  Hopefully they will find their way into your produce pack: Potatoes, tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, salad mix, garlic, green onions, leeks, and blueberries.  Herbs: thyme, dill, cilantro, basil.  We may have some melons, eggplants, and beans.  We’ll put some chard, kale, fennel, and arugula in the swap box.

Due to the inspiration of a few of our customers, everyone at the farm is now having juicies.  That is a cross between smoothy and juice made by pulverizing greens, tomatoes, ginger, and sometimes fruit in our NutriBullet.  Wow!  Dylan and Jen were first to catch the wave.  David saw the effects, and he’s joined in.  Now even Bruce is starting.  My favourite juicy is made with dandelion greens, ginger, cucumber, tomatoes, and blueberries.  They look like chocolate.  Dylan is hardcore, focusing on greens and no fruit.  We’ll see how David and Bruce express their styles and preferences….

Things are looking good on the farm!  We’ve had rain, we’ve had sun, we’ve only lost power twice over the last 7 days.  We’re super excited about a new rotary plow and cutter bar that we ordered arriving this week.  We normally don’t buy new things, but this will help a lot with our soil-building programme as we plant and tend more cover crops, and soil-building forage crops.  We are helping a local organic dairy farmer take care of their pregnant (non-milking) cows.  The cows are getting fat and happy with our rotational grazing pasture system.  We put up a new fence for the geese to have their own private pond and grazing area.  The sheep have been in the orchard eating dropped apples.  They haven’t registered any complaints recently.  This year’s chicklets are the best I’ve ever seen.  So healthy and perky.  I think we have a very special rooster.

Here are some photos from the week.  Don’t forget Open Farm Day this Saturday.  See you soon!


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