This week in the pack we expect to have carrots; peppers; eggplants; hot peppers; garlic; kale; lettuce; a selection of herbs; bok choi; potatoes; arugula/mustards; apples.
How about another Open Farm Day? Everyone is invited on October 11 from 2pm onward. It is also David’s birthday!
This week on the farm was very invigorating. Marshall came back from Quebec on Thursday tired, but full of ideas and stoked for farming. Laura Lipniki from Laserena Farm in PEI helped us for a couple of days, hoping to learn a few tips. I really appreciated having a strong farm woman by my side. She is originally from Columbia and had many inspiring stories. She encouraged me to take care of myself because I was quite sick. To be honest, she bossed me around and took excellent care of me .
We are still praying for rain. The rye cover crop came up despite no rain (thank you thank you!!).
Back to the subject of strong farm women, I want to appreciate Lori, Hilary, and Nadege. Lori is such a dependable and fast worker. Practical, spunky, and sweet. Hilary is Marshall’s girlfriend, and is always willing to pitch in, helping out with whatever is going on. She and Marshall are going off on a bike tour in October and want to return here to Abundant Acres for another season in preparation for their own farm dreams. Yay! Nadege is settling nicely into farm life. She has made the bulk of the meals since she moved in. This is huge, because there are a lot of people to feed and they are HUNGRY! She is strong in her faith and is determined to help her new husband in any way she can. She took over when Laura left, making teas and hot drinks and encouraging me to drink them so I would get better fast.
Here are some more photos from this past week:
See you all soon,
Jen, David, Bruce, Marshall, Benjamin, Lori, and Nadege