Sunday, June 16, 2013

2013 Season, week 5

June 15, 2013

This week's harvest:
Lettuce - "Deer Tongue" or "Jericho"
Swiss Chard
Garlic Scapes
Green Onions
Yellow Summer Squash

This week's farm news:

We had our first real taste of summer weather this week with a few days of heat and sun. But it felt good to sweat and get a little kissed by the sun. And now we're back to mild breezy weather. Not a bad spring at all! In fact, the solstice is just around the corner... Summer's officially beginning. We'll see what's in store for the summer season's weather!

In the garden this week, there was a lot of cultivation work accomplished. (Did I say a lot? Yes... A lot!) Pretty much everything that was cultivate-able got cultivated... Either by hand or by tractor (and sometimes by both!)

Jesse and Hannah were mulching heroes this week, unrolling big bales of old hay throughout the garden and generally getting absolutely filthy and itchy. Bless them.

We have some fabulous visitors with us here on the farm. For the next few weeks, our dear friends the Stewart family, will be calling our barn "home". Hooray! It's such a pleasure to have them here. All of our children have formed quite a posse and are fully living each day. So, so much fun!

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