Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011 Season, Week Nine

July 2, 2011

This week's harvest:

Potatoes - "Kennebec"
Red Cabbage
Onions - mini sweet Walla Walla
Choose between Yellow Beans, Yellow Squash, Broccoli

This week's farm news:

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday we had two intense storms roll through the farm, leaving us with around two inches of rain. It rained hard, too... So that means another round of cultivation is necessary to "cut off the wick" and preserve that moisture in the soil. By Thursday it was dry enough to start cultivation and that's just what we did. When the sun was shining this week it was pretty intense - UV index of 11 on a scale of 1-10! - which left us farmers a little more tired at the day's end. Earlier in the week while the garden soil was wet, we started some fall (yes, fall!) crops in soil blocks - leeks, brussels sprouts, & winter squash.

We had a new calf born on the farm this week. She is the third (of three) heifer calf born this spring. We are calling her "Peanut Butter Pie". The other two are named "Bella Marshmella" and "Cookie Face"... three sweet girls.

Have a lovely weekend!

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