Thursday, May 29, 2008

As The Season Turns

Welcome to the MRF blog. The season is beginning to pivot out of having just green leafies to having a more varied appeal. This week for market we'll be having a couple of new items on the table. Broccoli! It is absolutely gorgeous and we have good volume. It's as nice as I've ever seen anywhere. We'll also have the first peas of the season. Thease are English shelling peas. We grew them in the big greenhouse starting in February. They're pretty much a one timer harvest wise. They look and taste great. Outdoor peas won't be far behind. I'ts possible we'll have some baby beets and turnips as well this week.

Field wise, it's all about getting things in the ground right now. We are well on the way to getting tomatoes in. We've bee spacing them out further than normal so we are not putting in as many but hopefully the extra space we'll give them a larger yield. We're trying celery this year for the first time. We just transplanted that yesterday, looks great. Basil is in, first round of corn is in, second round is germinating. Melons are just about ready to transplant and we have squash starts of all kinds ready to to get in now.

Potatoes! Today is field trip day. 2nd and thrird graders from Ann Ford Mcgraths class are coming out to help us plant. Last year they harvested so I thought they should see the otherside of the deal. Not as fun as digging, but still a fun job.

Really hoping the UPS truck comes today with our new water pump. The old one went out a week ago. Sears says its on the way but they are always slow. We need water! Thankfully it's rained a little and it's been cool.

Having van woes too:( One in the shop with a $2,000 repair and the second one unexpectedly went down yesterday and is being towed to the shop today. Hopefully one of those makes it back on island by Saturday so we can go to market.

Oh well. I'm no stranger to this. Just get it fixed and forget about it.

Gotta roll,


All in all, things are going great

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