Sunday, July 27, 2008

Full swing

Back on the farm after week off. It was good to get away but good to be back too. The season continues with it's peaks and valleys. We are having a slight lull at the moment. Waiting for the heat loving summer crops to come on. Especially tomatoes. There just kind of setting there. We've had a few ripe ones from indoors. Some of the outdoor ones are starting to show a little color but nothing of any note at this point. We've had cool evenings all spring and summer. Many of the outdoor ones may not even produce. Just don't know at this point.

We are hoping to start harvesting potatoes soon. Summer squash production has been off. I believe it's a lack of heat but also a lack of pollinators. Green beans may be on in a couple of weeks? We missed a planting on our greens and ran out. Hoping to be back in full production in a week or so. This is the first gap we have had since February. It always seems to happen this time of year. It's a combination of many things. Regardless, it hurts. Greens are our main crop and it's money lost when we gap out. Strawberries are off now for awhile too and peas have just finished. So it's a waiting game of sorts. A high level of patience required here.

One thing we are not short on and that is fava beans. We have alot of fava beans!

Also alot of weeds! uggh.

At least allergy season is coming to an end and I'll be able to weed whack and mow again.

Prepping ground as fast as it becomes available from terminated beds. We are planting out for fall and winter now. All sites are set on an extended season. It seems to be the trend here weather wise. Hoping for a nice long Indian summer.

Time to make firewood too. The party never stops!

Keep well,


1 comment:

Chris said...

keep plantin' never stop
love the heat
live the heat
why's it been so cold?
don't know but lettuce loves to grow

thats a poem for you all. not very good but i'm darned tired. anywho.