Seeking Local Swans For Hire
If it’s not the elk that are eyeing our Romaine lettuce we have learned that the Canadian Geese will happily step in and take their duties over. Apparently the geese are naturally scared off by swans, but since we can’t hire any local swans, we are resorting to basic scream tactics at 4 am in the morning when they like to sneak in.
I’m sure all of the wildlife on the farm is getting a kick out of this, laughing at our antics, but hopefully appreciating our non-violent & non-toxic strategies to co-exist. Many of the neighbors will shoot off cannons as the loud noise scares them and unfortunately everyone else, so we are feeling lucky to only have a few pesky eaters.
We have enjoyed intervals of light rain to finish up May and help with naturally watering our transplants to allow us time to set up irrigation pipes and overhead sprinklers for the coming warmer months.
The plantings in the greenhouse are starting to germinate and grow extremely fast as solstice approaches and our successions are not far apart. Next week we will begin our first lettuce harvest for the season and hopefully have beautiful heads long into the fall. The days of cloudy cool mornings have given us great relief in harvest of the radishes and spinach knowing that they are not wilting in excessive heat. We have been keeping a watchful eye out for the blueberries as they are setting beautifully and most flowers are now in hard green blueberry form. If the cooler weather continues, we should see a delicious crop in early July.
Thank you to all the members that visited over the Memorial Day weekend. We love all of your questions and ideas and they spur thoughts of how we can always improve in our daily practices.
Don’t forget to find us on Instagram @fullcirclefarms.