Wednesday, July 22, 2009

200th Deliveraversary!

2009 Season, Week 9
July 18, 2009

This week's harvest:

Sweet corn
Green beans
Yellow squash &/or zucchini
Hot peppers

This week's farm news:

What unseasonably cool weather we're experiencing right now! It feels more like September than July! We were blessed with some more timely rains this week, too. On Wednesday we hosted over 40 folks on our farm for our annual "C-R-A-F-T" event (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training). The program is intended to give interns a chance to check out other farms in the area and meet other interns. Our topic of discussion was "bringing forth fertility" -- basically how we intensively managed or ruminants & chickens on a piece of ground for several years in order to increase the fertility enough to then turn the ground & raise a garden without any additional compost. Our scheme has worked out well & the result is a very beautiful, productive garden. We finished up the farm tour and then shared a delicious potluck. Literally as folks were driving away the thunder started rolling in and we had an awesome thunderstorm! What timing! Earlier in the week we had a nice rain just after setting out leek transplants and seeding well over 1000 row feet of carrots for the fall. We're feeling pretty lucky here in Bugtussle!

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