Saturday, October 22, 2011

2011 Fall Season, Week 5

October 22, 2011

This week's harvest:

Greens Choice: Collard Greens, Red Mustard, Green Mustard, and/or Arugula
Beets & Greens
Daikon Radish
Salad Turnips
Butternut Squash
Acorn Squash
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Eggplant - medium shares only
Sweet Potatoes

This week's farm news:

We kept our woodstoves burning a little bit more this week while enjoying some lovely, blustery fall weather. A few extra cups of tea were also in order! The change in the landscape is so rapid right now. The trees are really letting loose of their leaves and the sky is beginning to seem that much bigger!

The kiddos and I made a trip up to Fox Hollow Farm, just outside of Louisville, to visit a friend and to bring home the newest additions to our farmstead: four very fluffy Angora bunnies! We plan to utilize their wool for making warm woolen garments for the winter months.

The crew did a little more grubbing in the soil this week (the sweet potato harvest just didn't give them their fill! ha!) to harvest our peanut crop. Yes! Peanuts grow underground and you'll get to see what they look like on the plant when we give them to you next week!

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