Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 Season, week 3

May 24, 2014

This week's harvest:
"Cracoviensis" Lettuce
Swiss Chard
"Red Russian" Kale
Garlic Scapes (Pigtails)
"French Breakfast" Radishes
Purple Kohlrabi

This week's farm news:

My goodness, it was a busy week! I hardly know where to begin! Early in the week, we did a bunch of cultivation work in the gardens. On Wednesday and Thursday, we planted... a lot! We set out all of our sweet & hot peppers and eggplant. We planted watermelons, muskmelons, zucchini, and tons of buckwheat seed. We planted ginger. And sweet potatoes. And my, oh my, did we ever plant sweet potatoes! Nearly 2,500 row feet (that's about 1/2 mile!) of our favorite crop! I think Eric and I could feel the approaching storms in our bones 'cause we were working in overdrive. And then it rained, leaving all those plants so happy!

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Season, week 2

May 17, 2014

This week's harvest:
"Deer Tongue" Lettuce
"Green" Garlic
Walla Walla Green Onions
Spinach (and Swiss Chard for medium shares)
"French Breakfast" Radishes

This week's farm news:

We had several rainy days on the farm this week. The rain totaled about 4 inches and after all the rain the cooler temperatures made all of us on the farm feel chilly! The locals call this "Blackberry Winter" - the spring-time cold snap that coincides with the blooming of the blackberry blossoms. It felt a bit like winter, too, as I wore a wool hat all day during our harvest!

We have had almost 80 lambs born so far this spring and by the looks of some of the ewes - wider than they are tall - we should still have more lambs on the way! It's a sight to see!