The peak of the season is here, tomatoes, corn, eggplant, peppers?, and the harvesting is getting heavier and heavier. Thank goodness for Chase and Mary who were hiking the AT and stopped in to lend a hand as volunteers. Also thank goodness for the steady pace our apprentices keep. I endeavor to give them the experience and learning they'll need for becoming farmers in the future....
This week: Between harvests, we wind-rowed the onions to dry down in the field, hand weeded the leeks and winter squash, trellised the last round of tomatoes, hoed the beets...The potato crop looks terrific, hope y'all have been enjoying the first round of Yukon Gold, the continued rounds of sweet onions, the surplus of cabbage and the first of the celery!
At home we've been adjusting and training our new border collie, "Sedge." I say we're training the pup but really we're also training the kids to train the dog. It's fun, it's work, it's a bit like it is at the farm...I must admit, though the pup is cute, I'm looking forward to the transition from pup to dog. Companion at the farm? Family friend? The border collie has been bred for brains and work, perfect on the farm!
This week's pic: Basil harvest, 6:30 AM.
This weeks harvest:
Dan and Tracy