Sunday, June 15, 2014

2014 Season, week 6

June 14, 2014

This week's harvest:
"Yellow Crookneck" Squash
Swiss Chard
Shelling Peas
Red Cipollini Onions *use like a green onion
Garlic Scapes - free choice

This week's farm news:

Lots more rain on the farm this week. And many days when it wasn't raining, the skies were gray and the days felt sleepy. Work in the gardens was limited because of the wet conditions, but there's always plenty of other tasks and the animal chores to keep us busy. We integrated our young pullets and goslings in with our laying flock, and so far that seems to be going smoothly. I was eager for them to be together so that two separate chores became one. It saves a little time each day now!

We also took a day trip to our dear friends' farm (Hill and Hollow Farm) for the first CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) event of the season. It's an opportunity for interns and young aspiring farmers to get to visit and tour farms in the region. We all had a great time and shared a fabulous meal topped off with hand-cranked ice cream. Ahh, summer! We'll host our own event in August. I met such wonderful folks that I look forward to the next gathering!

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