Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011 Season, Week 17

August 27, 2011

This week's harvest:

Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers

This week's farm news:

There was a good chance of rain last weekend, so when we got home from market last Saturday, we set out a bunch of fall transplants and sowed another row of arugula. It's always a bit of a gamble setting transplants this time of year, since rain can be so spotty. Well, on this occasion, we gambled and won! We had a really nice rain shower on Sunday morning that settled in the transplants. The arugula was germinating in just a few days! Later in the week, however, when there was another decent call for rain, Hannah and Jesse set out some more transplants and this time we weren't so lucky. The rain never came and was instead very hot and dry! So, unless it rains again really soon, we are going to need to water-in the transplants ourselves. Oh well, you can't win them all!

The Smith family took a little excursion off the farm for a day to celebrate Cher's birthday. We went to Mammoth Cave and took a couple of tours and camped overnight. The cave was awesome (I've not been there before) and also very educational for our home-schooled kiddos. When we got home, Eric and crew jumped right into butternut harvest.

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