Week 8: Providence

Bernard, Sidonie, Victoria, Kevin, and Lori (Alice is missing because she had a meeting with her professor).

Bernard, Sidonie, Victoria, Kevin, and Lori (Alice is missing because she had a meeting with her professor).

This week in the pack, we expect to have beans, summer squash, cucumbers, summer onions, potatoes, carrots, herbs, hot peppers, we also hope to have tomatoes or eggplants for everyone.

This week on the farm we are saying a sad goodbye and thank you to Sidonie, our niece, who is going back to her art high school in Chicago, which starts next week.  Because she worked with a crew of 20-somethings, it was easy to forget how much younger she was, at 17, than the rest of the people on the farm.  It was so nice to get to know her and see her blossoming in a new environment.

Sam, Karen, and Bernard discussing Kombucha

Sam, Karen, and Bernard discussing Kombucha

We had a lot of visitors this week!  On Monday, Rosemary from Beet Rouge came to pick up squash blossoms and lettuce.

My brother and his family came from Ithaca NY on Tuesday.  They swept in along with a very sudden thunderstorm.  We were very happy about all the rain!  Bernard offered Karen and my nephew Sam a scoby for making Kombucha.  They named it Ludwig.

This is Ludwig

This is Ludwig

On Wednesday, we visited Selwood Green and had a meal with Norbert, Minga, and Skyra. The Tuesday storm did a number on Norbert Kungl’s beautiful onions.  Norbert is a little bit further up the shore towards the Bay of Fundy and his farm felt more force of the wind.

The Tuesday storm effect on Norbert's beautiful onions

The Tuesday storm effect on Norbert’s beautiful onions

On Thursday, two of our wonderful customers, Kamie and Sarah, along with their partners Kymri and Ryan, came to help out on the farm.  Kymri and Ryan unloaded a one ton load of dehydrated chicken manure compost while Sarah and Kamie did a lot of garden work.  Thanks and gratefulness to all of them!

Unloading a ton of compost.

Unloading a ton of compost, fast!  Buddy the dog just ran back and forth and was no help at all.

Stacking wood

…stacking wood…

...tipping beans...

…tipping beans…

On Thursday, David’s parents came to the farm from Boston.  They will be here for a week.

David's father Danny with Pierre Brumaire, who caught the fish in the river.

David’s father Danny with Pierre Brumaire, who caught the fish in the river.

Rosemary from Beet Rouge showing us the ideal size of  the squash blossoms her chefs are looking for.

Rosemary from Beet Rouge showing us the ideal size of the squash blossoms her chefs are looking for.

Alice getting ready for our first time at Seaport Market on August 8.

Alice getting green onions ready for our first time at Seaport Market on August 8.

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