Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Fall Season, week 7

November 10, 2012

This week's harvest:
"Hakurei" Salad Turnips
Daikon Radish
Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Greens: choose between Swiss Chard, Chinese Cabbage, Collards, and/or Red Mustard

This week's farm news:

We made our first big batch of kimchi for the season this week. It will probably turn out to be about seven gallons worth. We eat a whole lot of kimchi throughout the winter so we still plan to make more!

Eric spent a bunch of time this week clearing trees and branches and brambles along the edge of our garden in preparation for putting up a new eight-foot high garden fence. It's going to be a lot of work but we're so sick of the deer getting fat from our labors that we're ready to block their access completely! And with all of the tree clearing work, Eric inevitably winds up cutting and splitting firewood so he did a bunch of that, too!

This week Eric also limed, composted, and prepared our onion beds for next spring as well as plowing for next year's potato patch... two crops we just didn't seem to have enough of this year!

And, finally, our dear new neighbors, Jesse + Hannah, got a very good start on their little cabin in Bugtussle this week! Hooray!

Don't forget next week is the final fall share basket! We'll email regarding winter baskets!

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