Week 7: Relaxing Wind

carrot7This week in the pack we expect to have:

2 bunches of carrots; salad mix; large basil; a choice of chard, kale, or perpetual spinach; a choice of green onion, dill, or cilantro; cucumbers; sugar snap peas; strawberries.

This week on the farm it has been hot!  Crops have been trellised, weeded, and irrigated; manure has been taken out of the cattle shed for composting; and things have been growing!

Peter and Nona helping out with a weeding job

Peter and Nona helping out with a weeding job

We are excited to welcome Peter, Nona Fuller’s son, to our farm team.  Nona is a faithful Fleming Park customer, and has known Bruce for about 6 years through the Hearing Institute.

As I write this, it seems like the strongest of the winds are passing over the farm.  I am feeling a little tension as I watch things blow around and trees crack.  Bruce and David are monitoring the hoop houses and fixing ropes, ribs, and plastic. We are hoping the hoop houses don’t get shredded because there are some mighty fine tomatoes starting to ripen up inside!

David came back to the house just as the line holding our bird feeder snapped off the wall and nearly hit him in the head.  He thought he’d better come in before he gets hurt.  A perfect opportunity to relax a bit.

The electricity has been off for several hours, which means our electric fencing is not operating.  The cattle decided to go for a stroll out of their fence, down the boat house road, and into the salt marsh.  They are having a ball!  I am grateful they didn’t decide to stroll down the Red Bank Rd. to go visit some neighbours.

Cattle on the marsh

Cattle on the marsh

Here are some photos from this last week.

Trellising in the fox field

Trellising in the fox field

Lori7

peapickin7

Weed control with black plastic

Weed control with black plastic

Onions are coming

Onions are coming

Compost!

Compost!

These are a collection of potatoes selected by Raoul Robinson for disease resistance.  I think they are so pretty

These are a collection of potatoes selected by Raoul Robinson for disease resistance. I think they are so pretty.  I planted them this week to continue the selection process

Marshall made a bracelet with scapes

Marshall made a bracelet with scapes

Nadege

Nadege

arugula7See you soon!

Jen, David, Bruce, Benjamin, Marshall, Lori, and Nadege

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