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Sunday, June 30, 2013

July 2nd and 5th: Berryliciouis!

It's going to be a Yummy Summer!

Thanks to all who have picked berries!  There are still loads out there and oh so sweeeet!  Non members reading this blog--berries are a great incentive to join our CSA (there are still Holiday, Winter and Beef shares left for 2013)....and raspberry picking is right around the corner.

PYO flower garden!  Garden is open this week for GENTLE picking.  The flowers are just getting started so please be mindful not to take the whole plant.  The plants will continue to flourish and there will be plenty of time to pick bouquets through September. 

Come meet the baby turkeys!  They are in the barn attached to my house and they are super cute!  Simon likes to come in and check them out, although he is really just looking for poop snacks.  And Pedro, the 8 toed kitty, is often found lurking about in there.  He and my other cat, Inka, are why they turkeys are in a bit of a caged fortress while they are little.

The veggies are looking great despite the deluge of rain.  The corn is up and the crows seem to mostly be focused elsewhere in the neighborhood this year (thank goodness!)  A rouge deer has been nibbling on lettuce, chard and edemame soybeans.  Last night I sprayed a stinky concoction around to hopefully help keep him away.  Insect pressure (SO FAR) seems to be way down in comparison to last year.  (Oh geez, I hope I didn't just jinx myself!) All in all farm life is wet but good--hope you all are enjoying it too.

This Week's Bounty!  lettuce, arugula, chard, kale, kohl rabi, oh so sweet baby carrots!, a few scallions, basil snippets and sage

and...the fist zucchini from the hoop house for those whole helped build it!

Possibly next week: lettuce, beet greens, garlic scapes? Chinese cabbage?...

KALE it's a super high energy food and it tastes great too!  Great in soups, salads, smoothies, casseroles, sautéed.... there are sooo many recipes online--give it a try!

CARROT TOPS not just rabbit food!

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