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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16th and 19th

The HEAT and the RAIN!!!!

Well, it's been hot to say the least.  I am not wishing summer away by any means, but the humidity could disappear and I think my energy level would jump several degrees!  Some days have been brutal, dripping sweat before 8am, having to dry our clothes out at lunch and finishing the day dripping again.  To try and save ourselves, we borrowed the turkey hut.  We used it as a shade mobile while weeding the carrots.  Although we had to move it about every 15 minutes, it made the day much more bearable! 

And glory hallelujah!  We got almost 2.5" inches of rain!!  The first in almost a month.  It came pounding down, but I think the ground was able to absorb some if it and the plants are definitely responding.  Everyone and everything got soaked that day...and all rejoiced!


The turkeys didn't seem to mind that we borrowed their hut, they had their our fun in one of our plum trees.  This is our view from our kitchen window  : )

The GOOD 



The BAD 

2 crates of zucchini took a dive from the truck and got shredded in the driveway.  I was not happy after spending time early morning Sunday harvesting them.  Needless to say, the pigs were psyched!

The UGLY 


Some critter has been dining on your corn.  Hope you don't mind sharing!  Can't catch him yet, but we are still trying.  He seems to have taken a break for a few days...to let the corn ripen more, no doubt.

Needless to say a farmer's day is filled of ups and downs.  Rain, yeah! Blistering heat, boo!  Loads of melons, yeah! 2 ruined crates of zucchini, boo!  Corn is almost ready, yeah! Overnight several are eaten by a rodent, boo!  "Keep Calm and Farm on" my new T-shirt says.  Luckily, although there are some really hard days, generally the good way outweighs the bad.  Good is definitely prevailing in this week's harvest.  Hope your fridges have extra hidden compartments, because you are about to get a super dose of good!


This Week's Bounty: lettuce, kale, beets, carrots, zukes, cukes, summer squash, melons! tomato, fennel, sweet onions, cilantro, basil


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