Fall Plantings & Bobcats
As the days have been cooler, we are making our final pushes for fall transplants and direct seeding. We have put in yet another lettuce planting—boy do our members love lettuce this year— and all the usual players like turnips, carrots, leeks and greens are ready to grace your late summer into fall cooking. Celery and celeriac are coming along nicely this year and will soon be ready.
We were excited to see a bobcat, we think, visiting in the flowers late one night around 10 pm. “Gato grande!” Valariano shouted. Low and behold, this was not one of the barn cats. We happily went on our way with our elk watch and delighted in the idea of this rare wildlife sighting for us diurnal farmers. Their solitary lifestyle and elusiveness feels familiar, and we are aware that the night creatures have been in abundance.
Our farming practices have not changed considerably, so it is a curious thought as to why so many more sightings are occurring; but whatever the reason, we are respectfully cautious and delighted in our observations. They are all gifts, and working hard to coexist is worth every minute of preservation efforts, even in the case of the never-resting beavers.
We are sad as we know schools will not make it out to visit the farm this fall in person, and we will greatly miss this interaction. We are working on some fun virtual projects in collaboration with schools and with our most cherished Stewardship Partners for September and October, so stay tuned…
Make sure to find us on Instagram @fullcirclefarms.