So, this will be an update for all of June, apparently! As of today we have had 9.67" of rain, the field is more like a bog, but it is what it is. Cruise through the month of June so far in these pics...
|Maybe I should grow cranberries in my bog?|
Did you catch that worm video on facebook? The mud has provided some fun. ;)
|Raspberries are beginning to blush!|
For two weeks we did our Spring CSA pick up at the farm, here's what it looked like - a market style pick up where folks select their own goods.
Lettuce, rhubarb, radishes, strawberries, kale, parsley, sage, green shallots and garlic scapes are farm fresh in June!!
|Green and red heads of summercrisp lettuce.|
|Delicious and nutritious kale.|
|Parsley and sage.|
Tomato plants are blooming and little green fruits can be spotted (same with cukes).
A little evidence of the rain - carrots look okay at the top of this planting, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to replant the back half. The rains are really setting back weed control, as well as some seeding.
Potato blooms grace the field! We have lost some potato plants, due to the water, hopefully these sunny days will help things bounce back.
I just harvested our first pound of basil on the 21st! I love the smell of basil!
Harvesting for Spring CSA and local orders has been a little mucky! Today looks dry all day - quite a blessing!!
I added two new items to our wellness line, two items we use around here regularly, our Cool It and Herbal Bug Spray. Cool It is a blend of essential oils that I use on hot days - spritzing on my pulse points, back of my neck and on my chest to cool off a little. The bug spray is a blend of yarrow and catnip to cleanly and naturally deter bugs; spray every hour, or as needed. Studies show catnip to be as effective as deet!
It's been a real pleasure harvesting fresh food for my community again this spring. The open house we had in May, the Spring CSA and Mini Market at the Farm brought old and new faces - it means so much to connect with all of you.
Apples are growing! The crop looks really great this year. Info on Apple Shares coming soon!!
Until next time!!!