Sunday, September 20, 2009

2009 Season, Week Eighteen

September 19, 2009

This week's harvest:
Sweet peppers
Hot peppers
Yukon Gold potatoes
Deer-tongue lettuce
Butternut squash

This week's farm news:
The farm news of the week definitely settles around Eric, Cher, Opal, and Ira being away. Laura and Evan have been gracefully running all "operations" without as much as a runaway pig or cow. The animals and the gardens seem as happy and satisfied as ever! Eric and Cher would be overjoyed -- maybe even tempted to take one more week's vacation: maybe. I am left wondering if they miss home. It's quite a lovely place to miss. Even this week with all of our rain, the mist has blanketed the gardens, the lettuce "baby" transplants had a great start out there, the three pigs were ecstatic about the mud, and the streams gushed and gurgled with all of their new water. We have been busy sprucing up the cabin for the Smiths' return, and also to help welcome the wee one. We all have had quite a "bugtussle" this week in an attempt to remove regimes of Harlequin beetles off of the fall Brassicas. We're still fighting them...

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