A Bit Of Tranquility…
I am almost hesitant to say it out loud, but a bit of tranquility has landed on the farm this week, and while no rain has come, the temperatures and shortening daylight have transpired a calmer, less fatigued energy around us. We actually had a few hours to clean up, weed and work in the front garden and flowers. This is especially rewarding as the smells and colors are so captivating. One of my favorite aspects is working together with Felicitas, on our knees, weeding the overgrown and zealous comfrey plants.
Most of our days this week have been spent weeding and cultivating the tender shoots of our winter plants: bok choi, purple top turnips, leeks, radishes, and for the first time in 22 years, direct seeded chard. Historically we have always hand seeded those craggy seeds and then transplanted. Andrew direct seeded the chard seeds into field 2, our high ground for winter, and they germinated strong and happy – an amazing surprise!
The haze of fires and the whirl of last week’s hurricane aftermath seem to have dissipated and a quiet day feels gratifying, as we know that when it does start to rain it may not stop. Last October we saw a record 10 inches of rain hard to recall now, but it feels as though this may be on our horizon.
It was a pleasure having many of you out to the farm for our Saturday Member Day last weekend. Thank you to Customer Service gurus Gordon and Betty, we look forward hearing more about all of the great suggestions for the farm. Planting, sorrel and watercress were big on the request list, who knew! It is a such a joy to have members see firsthand all of the hard work we put into the farm. We even managed to keep the weeds at bay despite our main tractor driver and cultivator, Andrew, down this season with a broken foot.
We are proud of the farm and all it produces. We’re looking forward to our beans and winter squash coming on as the summer squash and cucumbers plants become tired and temperature sensitive.
A big shout out to Jake and his crew for joining us on a farm lunch, we love having your dedicated support!!
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