This week in the pack we hope to have salad mix, green onions, beets, kale or chard, herbs (cilantro, dill, or basil), lettuce, 2 quarts of strawberries, and one of either carrots, spinach, or gai lon.
This week on the farm we finished up a number of important infrastructure projects, including the installation of Xplornet internet service which is working very well so far. What a relief! This should make communication issues much smoother. We also got Jeff Hart to fix the leaking irrigation pond. Jeff was impressed with the flow of water from springs as he created the spillway. Having a reliable source of water is critical for farming and a real blessing. We’re all super grateful. I immediately went out and planted clover seed all over the exposed bank. And then it rained. Yay!
Jeff also took care of the foundation of the old house that burned down. Goodbye old house!
We had a planting party this morning when Marshall’s friends came by. They planted sweet potatoes in the fox field where we set up a bit of a comparison between two varieties (Beauregard and Covington), and between different planting methods. We compared ‘slips’ with propagated seedlings from saved potatoes. It was fun to have so much help. Thanks to Logan, Kate, Cheryl, and Marshall!! What a great way to celebrate summer solstice!
Here are a few more photos from this past week:
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