Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28th and Aug 1st: Rain


Crops are taking a big gulp of rain this week.  There were some POUNDING drops yesterday!
peppers, cukes, summer squash, zuchinni, tomatoes and corn

Despite the rain, we are still working away!  The onion crop is looking AMAZING this year!  See that fence on the left?  It is to keep Simon out of the onions because he tends to run right through then and knock over their tops....see where Simon is?  At least he is laying calmly...for the moment : )

Many of my crops are looking the best they ever have.  The rainfall has been nicely timed this summer and we haven't had to irrigate much at all.  So instead of irrigating, we have been weeding.  More grass in my fields than ever before.  I am a little fickle, a neatnick, organized... Not only do clean fields make me feel better, it also makes harvesting much more efficient, allows the plants (not the weeds) to soak up the rain and nutrients and provides better air circulation for less disease pressure.  See?  I am weeding with a purpose : )
Hope you are enjoying this summer's harvest!
$175 raised for our local food bank during our Ice Cream Social. 
That will buy them 175lbs of fresh food!!! 
Thank you to all who participated.
This week's bounty: lettuce, purplette onions, baby carrots with tops, fennel bulb, kale (I think), chard, broccoli, kohl rabi, hakurei turnip, dill, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes (full shares), and cukes!   ...greenbeans coming soon!
The Farmer's Table:
Since it is the first harvest of many crops and any one item is not super plentiful, we have been eating Tapas Style (small plates of different things)
--cilantro/basil pesto dip
--caramelized purplette onions
--sautéed eggplant and summer squash
--wilted lettuce leaves stuffed with quinoa and turmeric glazed pork loin
--fresh sliced tomato with basil
--yummy cheese from Spring Day Creamery!
--salad with sliced kohl rabi, blue cheese and blueberries

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog, Keena! The work you do here and on the farm is admirable. Thanks for providing us with such nutritious, delicious food and useful info. PS - the Farmer's Table section on here is a nice touch. I appreciate the cooking ideas.