Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 Season, Week 10

July 9, 2011

This week's harvest:

Yellow Squash
Yellow Beans

This week's farm news:

The heifer calf that was born last week, "Peanut Butter Pie," had to be nursed back to health this week after getting severely dehydrated in the intense heat we had early in the week. The calf's mama wasn't moving her to the shade very well, so several times daily Eric would make a trip to the animals, move the calf to the shade, and give her some homemade electrolytes. Eric's efforts seem to have paid off as the calf is back on her feet and nursing from her Mama. Whew!

The intense heat also kicked us in the pants to get our "shade house" back in action for the season. We use this for starting all of our late summer & fall crops (that we don't direct seed in the field.) Up until now this season we've started everything in the greenhouses... But this week proved to be too hot for crops that we are trying to germinate right now - like leeks!

We ate our first cherry tomatoes this week (a bit later than usual!) so you all have those to look forward to very soon!

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