Saturday, August 6, 2011

2011 Season, Week 14

August 6, 2011

This week's harvest:

Sweet Corn
Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes
Melons - assorted
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Red Potatoes
Choose between: Okra, Summer Squash, Zucchini

This week's farm news:

First of all, we would love to thank all of you that made it to the farm for the swimming party and potluck! What a success! We love sharing this beautiful farm with you and love when y'all get even more connected with where your food is coming from. Thank you, thank you!

It was another intensely hot week. We had about 1/10" of rain last Saturday but otherwise all of the storms keep creeping right past us. All of the fall crops that Eric sowed this week - carrots, beets, salad turnips, kale & Tuscan kale - could sure use a good rain to get them off to a good start!

We had another calf born this week. It's another heifer, too! That makes 4 out of 4 girls! Remarkable! The mama cow is doing a great job but her udder was really distended (too full of milk) so the calf was having a hard time nursing. Eric has been giving the calf our home-made electrolytes as a preventative since it's been so blasted hot, but also needs to make sure the calf is able to nurse... So in between trying to milk the cow's very sore udder and holding the calf up to its mama to nurse he got a swift kick in the leg! Ouch!

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