Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 Season, week 8

June 23, 2012

This week's harvest:
Yellow Beans
"Candy" Sweet Onions
Choose between: Yellow Squash, Zucchini, and/or Cucumbers
Hot Peppers

This week's farm news:

Happy Summer Solstice!! It's pretty hard for us to believe that the pendulum is swinging the other way now and the days are beginning to get shorter. As much as we love midsummer and getting to enjoy so many of the fruits of our labor, we also secretly look forward to the days getting shorter because, well, that means the nights get longer and we get a bit more sleep!

This week was hot and dry and not a single itty-bitty drop of rain fell here on the farm. We sure could use some rain but the lack of it this week did make it possible to finish our garlic harvest. As we pulled it, certain areas of the patch showed signs of being over-mature. When garlic is over-mature it loses a lot of its protective papers and won't store as long. So, over the next few weeks or so, we will be bringing extra "seconds" garlic (in addition to your weekly grade A garlic) for immediate use that you can help yourselves to (maybe a pickling or fermenting project?). We would much rather you all put it to some good use than having it just dry out or rot in our barn!

And this weekend we'll be saying farewell to our farm visitors of the past three weeks. They have been a blessing and a joy to have around and we are really, really going to miss them!

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