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!
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.
Here are some photos from this last week.
Jen, David, Bruce, Benjamin, Marshall, Lori, and Nadege