September 15, 2012
This week's harvest:
Arugula and/or Mizuna
This week's farm news:
What a whirlwind of work! We did the week's work plus an extra two weeks' worth so we could be away on our vacation! We transplanted another 500 lettuce plants, sowed a nice patch of winter carrots and spinach, harrowed our garlic patch in preparation for planting in October, harvested a couple hundred pounds of sweet potatoes to give them time to cure in the greenhouse so they'll be sweet for the fall share. In addition, we got two weeks' worth of paddocks set up so our friends can continue moving our livestock to fresh pasture. Ira got all of his critters set up in the barn so they will be safe from predation. We feel ready to go but we're exhausted! But knowing we'll soon have saltwater on our skin & a beer in our hand we know it's worth it! The kids sure are excited! Well, a big thank you to all of you for supporting us for another summer season and we look forward to the fall ahead! See you on the 29th!
[Note from Liz: Former Bugtussle interns Jesse and Hannah have set up an indiegogo page to help with the costs of building a home on the land Cher and Eric have offered them. If you feel moved to assist them, the page can be found here.]