Week 22: Bruce

beercanupclose22This week in the pack we expect to have apples; carrots; broccoli or cauliflower; tomatoes; chard or kale; bok choi; onions; potatoes; eggplant; peppers; ginger; herbs; and eggs.

This week on the farm, a bull calf was born, and he was named Bruce, in honour of our smart, dedicated, and hard-working field manager Bruce Glass.

Here Bruce the calf is contemplating his shadow

Here Bruce the calf is contemplating his shadow

We’ve got to celebrate the fact that Bruce (the person) is planning to stay on at the farm.  He has been here for two seasons and it is a real blessing to have him.  We’ve discovered that Bruce, David, and I have complementary talents.  In 2013 Bruce took on the job of crop planning and field management.  I take care of livestock, accounting, marketing, and customer care.   This leaves David some space and time to be more proactive in overall farm management.

David turned 42 on Friday.  Here he is enjoying his birthday pecan pie.  Check out his hands.  He works so hard.

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This week we planted garlic in the Fox Field with help from Pierre, Robert, Jelissa, and Bruce’s dad Hugh.  It was a fabulous day!

The garlic strip with rye cover crop and straw for mulch

The garlic strip with rye cover crop and straw for mulch

Bruce and his dad Hugh preparing garlic for planting

Bruce and his dad Hugh preparing garlic for planting

David and Bruce have been preparing for colder weather.  They are extending the growing season by moving hoop houses, and laying row cover over tender crops.  The row cover is held down by many sandbags made up earlier this summer.

Bruce placing sand bags on the edge of row cover to keep it from blowing away.

Bruce placing sand bags on the edge of row cover to keep it from blowing away.

Bruce and David will be teaching a season extension workshop in Antigonish this Saturday.

I am very happy to report that Hannah and Stephanie had successful surgeries.  They are both at home recovering.

We will see you all soon!

Jen, David, Bruce, Cassie, and Stephanie

Ladybird beetle outbreak.  Yay!

Ladybird beetle outbreak. Yay!

I like her face!

I like her face!

Here we are using a hoop house and row cover to keep crops cozy

Here we are using a hoop house and row cover to keep crops cozy

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One thought on “Week 22: Bruce

  1. Happy Birthday, David! Glorious photos – such a beautiful place you have. Happy Thanksgiving, all. Carol & Bruce, Redwood Ave

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