Saturday, July 10, 2010

2010 Season, Week Nine

July 10, 2010 newsletter

This week's harvest:

Patty Pan Squash
Zucchini and/or Eggplant
Peppers - Hot

This week's farm news:

Every year, shortly after the summer solstice, the insects really turn up their volume... Actually, sometimes if feels like they are laughing at us! During the day it's the cicadas with their rattlesnake-like songs reminding us that it's hot & dry. During the night it's the katydids startling us from slumber with their abrupt "yank-yanks". In the garden the harlequin beetles & grasshoppers are just waiting for us to set out our luscious juicy succulent fall transplants - if the plants make it beyond the onslaught of flea beetles that found the shade house & thus began their feast on those just mentioned plants. Oh, & did I mention the flies? The flies like to remind us of every single spot & morsel of food that we failed to clean off the kitchen counters. Oh, the bugs. Maybe this lamentation sounds a bit like a complaint? To some degree it is as the bugs to represent one of my greater summertime challenges. But I'll take that challenge in exchange for all the unbelievable food that I get to enjoy every single day! Fresh tomatoes straight from the vine, crispy sweet red peppers, fat juicy watermelons, handfuls of blueberries here and there. While sitting here writing this & thinking about our food, I realize that now my mouth is watering & I've stopped itching all of my mosquito bites! The food makes it all bearable!

Reminder: Sunday, July 25
Swimming & Potluck at the Farm

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