Sunday, July 28, 2013

2013 Season, week 11

July 27, 2013

This week's harvest:
Assorted Tomatoes
Sweet Corn
Green Roma Beans
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers

This week's farm news:

The cooler weather this week made for very pleasant days. And the abundant rain we've had made for some very happy garden weeds! So there was a bit of crop rescuing that had to be done this week! Eric tackled his precious fall carrot crop, tediously crawling along to remove the carpet of weeds from the young carrots. He is determined to have abundant carrots for the fall and winter. Jesse and Hannah made the strawberry patch shine. They weeded the entire patch and then laid down a layer of straw mulch, so it looks lovely. Now, if we can just get the deer to leave it alone, we'll be in good shape for next spring!

Other garden work of the week was hilling up the acorn, spaghetti, and patty pan squashes, and the muskmelons. Eric planted even more carrots (I'm telling you, he is determined!) and he turned under a big patch of cover crop in preparation for fall gardens... We'll be setting transplants within the next few days!

And, finally, we had a new calf born this week. That puts the count up to 7 heifers and 2 bulls for this year. Pretty exciting.

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