Elk Watch Begins
As we settle into our full days of harvest, we feel the greenhouses emptying and the sense that almost all of our food for 2020 is either seeded or in the ground. Such a crazy-short season in totality, and given the huge sense of uncertainty ahead, we feel a push to want to plant more and extend the season as much as possible. We hope that all of our members are finding some time to enjoy summer fruits and veggies, finding creative ways to breathe, and calm our hearts and minds. The elk have no problem with this as they have moved in comfortably to the endive over the last day—so we now begin a vigilant everyhalf-hour nighttime elk watch to protect all the lettuces. I guess for them with no fear of this virus, they are not feeling very compassionate for our needs. We’re not sure we can blame them though, as they are gorgeous, large creatures who can’t resist lettuce, especially our tender organic leaves.
Normally in past years we would be gearing up for “Feast on the Farm” this week and next. Sadly, with all of the shutdowns and precautions to stop the spread of COVID, we will not be doing this fundraising gathering in person on the farm. We do hope there is an opportunity in the fall to virtually host it, and with the help of chefs, vineyards and artists, make it a special experience for our very beloved salmon here on Griffin Creek and Snoqualmie Watershed. In the meantime, Stewardship Partners can still use your support.
“For years the Snoqualmie Stewardship Program has coordinated habitat restoration in the Snoqualmie Valley to help maintain economic viability of farms and forestland while helping landowners restore fish and wildlife habitat. Only a 30-minute drive from the urban center of the greater Seattle area, the communities, farmland and habitat of the Snoqualmie Valley make up a thriving rural agricultural landscape with significant ecological features and wildlife habitat.”
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