Sunday, November 1, 2009

2009 Fall Season, Week Four

October 31, 2009

This week's harvest:

Turnip greens
Butternut squash
Sweet potatoes
Red potatoes
Daikon radish

This week's farm news:
This week has flown past! It's already been one week ago that we welcomed our new baby, Olivia Fern, to the Bugtussle Farm scene. She is doing great & Mama is recovering nicely. On Friday it was warm, albeit rather windy, & the autumn leaves were so beautiful that we took Olivia on her first farm walk. She mostly slept but it seemed so necessary to get some fresh air before the next round of rain sets in!

In the midst of adjusting to our new family dynamic, Eri has been diligently digging the very muddy sweet potato crop -- of course with Evan & Laura's devoted help. They were all really looking forward to the completion of the task because it's been dragging out for so long due to all the rain we've been getting! On Friday, with the forecast of more rain on the way, the weary crew buckled down, embraced the mud, & got the job done! Yeah! Now there is definitely enough sweet potatoes to get us all through the winter! The next tasks on the to do list are getting next year's garlic crop planted, pulling the plastic over the high tunnel & setting all of our transplants into it. Then we'll have fresh greens to accompany our meals of sweet potatoes throughout the winter ... sounds like a delicious dream to me!

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