Sunday, August 23, 2009

2009 Season, Week Thirteen

August 15, 2009

This week's harvest:
Sweet peppers
Hot peppers
Green chiles &/or eggplant
Patty pan squash
Yellow beans
Okra -- free choice

This week's farm news:

This week's big item in the basket is watermelon. It's an old heirloom variety called "Strawberry"...and as you will see, very delicious! We've been saving our own seed for this variety for a number of years. If you get a really good melon, we'd like to ask you to help our seed saving efforts by selecting 10-20 seeds from it for us. Just rinse them a bit & fold them up in a paper towel. Thanks!

Our big project of the week was digging our potato crop out of the ground. We had lots of great help so the task wasn't too overwhelming. This year's yield was not as great as we had hoped, but we did get potatoes! You'll be receiving the season's first potatoes in your baskets in the coming weeks.

We had some rain early in the week so when the garden was too wet for working in, we started a new construction project. We're putting an addition onto our little cabin to better accomodate our growing family! The goal is to increase the size of our kitchen & add another bedroom. We don't anticipate having everything completed by the time the baby arrives, but we're working on it! Later in the week, once the garden soil dried up a bit, the crew was back in the garden cultivating all the young fall crops to keep them happy & growing. Next week we've got a bunch more fall transplants to set out into the garden!

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