Saturday, September 5, 2009

2009 Season, Week Fifteen

August 29, 2009

This week's harvest:
Tomatoes &/or tomatillos
Sweet red peppers
Hot peppers
Watermelon - medium shares
Galia melons

This week's farm news:

The biggest farm tasks we completed this week were simply keeping crops harvested & animals tended. Our focus instead was getting our cabin's addition under a roof. We took advantage of the dry weather to build the remaining walls & get the roof rafters on. We knew the chance for rain was greater in the latter part of the week so we ordered our roofing tin & kept our fingers crossed. We feel like we got so lucky as rain drops started to fall just as the final screws were being put into the tin! Yeah! Now we can chip away at the remaining parts of the project & not have to worry about rain! Our farm interns were completely instrumental in accomplishing what we did this week. Even though we didn't do much garden work, our interns learned some really valuable building skills & lessons in homesteading. It would have been great if they could have really seen the whole process -- the huge poplar tree, with its broken top from a storm, that Eric cut down; the portable sawmill that came & transported huge logs into usable lumber; etc. etc. We just attempt to provide an example of simple, sustainable living by growing our own food & building our own shelter.

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