July Ends With High Heat
This week we have been working hard to keep all veggies irrigated in the summer heat, never an easy task and often most saturation occurs late at night, midnight or very early just at sunrise. Our farmer hands start to take on a different sand paper feel as July ends, and the heat and dryness make it impossible to think you are arthritisfree. Joints are stiff, backs are tired, and yet we are at our strongest.
Similar to the veggies, we feel that heading into the dog days of summer, the pinnacle is upon us. Lettuces, broccoli, cucumbers, and beans are in high supply this week, and fall plantings are almost all in the ground. We hope you have been able to enjoy the onset of hot weather items like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and summer squash from many local growers. In our family we never tire of fresh mozzarella, basil, heirloom tomatoes, all drizzled with a nutty olive oil. Planning meals at night seems much more realistic when the stifling heat has passed and appetites are more engaged. We have definitely been gorging on blueberries and keeping our antioxidants high.
The baby barn owls are doing great and have moved to full flight at night outside the barn, learning to hunt with their parents and then back to roost in the barn by day. They leave incredible owl pellets to demonstrate how efficient their gastrointestinal system works.
We are, as always, grateful for your support as members and grateful for our dedicated and hard working crew. Keep immune systems high with lots of fresh, seasonal produce!
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