Saturday, August 31, 2013

2013 Season, week 16

August 31, 2013

This week's harvest:
Sweet Peppers and/or Eggplant
Hot Peppers
"Patty Pan" Summer Squash
and a big hunk of Watermelon!

This week's farm news:

The weather this week was hot and dry - but it felt pretty normal for the end of August. In the garden this week, more areas were prepared and sown to mixtures of fall greens and cover crops. Ira has been a huge help to Eric with of this planting. He's been driving the tractor while Eric rides on the harrow to give it some extra weight. As they go along at a slow pace, Eric can hop off of the harrow to uproot any grasses that the harrow's tines have missed, and then hop back on. Ira never has to slow down or stop. If Eric were doing this by himself, he would have to constantly stop, get off the tractor, pull weeds or unclog the tines, and then start up again. By doing this together, the work is so much more efficient and the teamwork makes it so much more enjoyable for Eric. And I think Ira feels good to be really helpful with something so important. So when you're eating your greens this autumn, you can say a little Thank You to Ira and all of his hard work! Hooray!

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