Sunday, August 20, 2017

 Tomato time. Pickup some of these beautiful heirloom varieties at market this week.
 Daikon radish seedlings
 Husk cherries ready for harvest
Recently hatched monarch caterpillar on milkweed plant by the barn

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Lettuce mix
Kale
Flour

Sunday, August 13, 2017

 No onions...they drowned


 Dead potatoes with weeds


Well, because of the lack of onions and potatoes this year (first two photos) we had to sit down this week and replan our plantings for what crops we could have for this fall and winter (third photo).

 Luna, Liz and Gemini
Daikon radishes just planted. Now we actually need some rain!!

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Kale
Flour

Sunday, August 6, 2017

 The dragon tongues are really kicking into high gear now.
 Liz between the tomato walls
 A couple of the onions that did not rot. We have had two major crop failures this year: potatoes (due to rotting and an unexpected outbreak of leafhoppers) and onions, leeks and shallots (due to rotting from excessive cold and moisture last spring). This will be a major impact on our sales through winter. We will try to have enough for the CSA though. Very frustrating! We have learned a couple things to help in the future: We need to plant even later than we did this year. A couple more weeks in the spring will help the soil warm and dry up. And we need gutters on our hoophouses. When we have excessive rainfall, water rushes off the roof and runs into the nearby beds, some of which were onions, leeks and shallots this year.

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant (maybe)
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Kale

Sunday, July 30, 2017

 The young butternuts.
 Just-hilled ginger with tomatoes on both sides in Folkenflik
 Cherry tomatoes forever!
Friends in the tool shed.

Small share choose 8, large share 10:




Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant (maybe)
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Kale
Daikon radishes

Sunday, July 23, 2017

 We came across this stick bug while harvesting garlic
 The German White garlic is now curing in the barn. It looks great this year.
Carmen peppers ripening in Wade (the name of one of our hoophouses - as in Wade Goodwin) 

We are doing our best right now to stay on top of the mowing and weed elimination. Most of the planting is done for now and with all the rain we are devoting much of our time to keeping the weeds at bay. The leaf miners (a little fly) have been destroying the chard. With that and the disease pressure brought on by all this rain, we have been resorting to using more organic sprays than usual.

Small share choose 7, large share 9:

Husk Cherries
Eggplant (maybe)
Onions
Green peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Pea shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Kale
Daikon radi

Sunday, July 16, 2017

 The roma tomatoes are looking good
 Sauerkraut anyone?
Bumblebees working the milkweed flowers

The farm is looking pretty good. Many of our fall crops have already been planted. If you are wondering where our onions and potatoes are, they seem to have been negatively affected by the cool, wet spring. Most of our onions are severely stunted and many of our early potatoes rotted in the ground. The potatoes we do have are also late in maturing. I think we will harvest the first variety of garlic this week.

Small share choose 7, large share choose 9:

Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Kale
Daikon radishes
Flour

Sunday, July 9, 2017

 Broccoli time!

 Maybe someday we will have some ripe tomatoes.
We were planning on not getting baby chicks this year, but we changed our minds. We learned that Luna could get into the little coop we built for them. She got in there and just stared at them creepily.

6th week of CSA expected vegetables (Small share choose 7, large share choose 9):
Cherry tomatoes (maybe)
Green onions
Baby carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini (maybe...finally?)
Garlic scapes
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Kale
Daikon radishes
Flour