Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 30th and July 3rd

Rain!

When I last looked at the rain gauge we had gotten 3.25" and it is still raining!  Honestly the ground was so dry, this overabundance is welcome.  Everything seems brighter and I swear I could see the cabbages growing!  Spotty thunderstorms will make harvesting a bit of a challenge today, but we will be careful.


Groundhog hunting had a bit of a glitch this weekend.  I moved it, I swear, but obviously not far enough.  I was rototilling and the tractor tire caught the edge of the trap.  AND it was borrowed from my neighbor!  (sorry Denis)  I have a new one on order.  A friend did get a groundhog last Thursday and we hoped we were in the clear, but another appeared the following day in the same spot.  Hmmm could it be a remake of "Groundhog Day" ?!


The pigs had a wonderful rainy Monday.  They woke in a puddle under their new hut and so I opened up the trailer door.  An hour later I found them snoozing inside.  I shut the door (they were not impressed), but then magically they appeared in a new grassy spot (hurrah!).  They ran circles in glee and then napped and napped and napped.  The only problem is now we need to get their hut over there and it is mired in mud.  That will be a fund Wednesday project : )


This Week's Bounty: lettuce, chinese cabbage, hakurei turnip, broccoli, chard, garlic scapes and cilantro

The Farmer's Table:
last night we had stir fried broccoli, mushrooms, chinese cabbage and top round steak -- yum!

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