Sunday, May 31, 2009

2009 Season, Week Two

May 30, 2009 newsletter

This week's harvest:

lettuce -- "Buttercrunch" &/or "Deer Tongue"
orach -- "Mountain Spinach"
salad turnips
swiss chard
garlic "pigtails"

This week's news:

First off, just in case any of you are looking for a getaway in the country, we wanted to mention that we listed the house that was part of the "new farm" purchase last spring. We are asking $25k for the 2 bedroom, 1 bath house on one acre. It has 2 mature apple trees, big shade trees, room for a small garden, spring water, & is within walking distance to our gardens & pastures! Let us know if interested.

On the farm this week we hosted two extra helpers from So. Illinois, a woman and her 14-year old daughter. They have great positive energy & the daughter seems to share Ira's enthusiasm for exploring the creeks & catching critters. We hope it works out that the can come for many more visits throughout the summer!

Even though it rained practically every day this week, it never amounted to much so we were still able to get lots done in the garden. Many more transplants were set & all of those seeds that were planted last week are up & growing!

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