First, about rotting potatoes. Unfortunately, a fifth of the potatoes are decaying, and a percentage of those go through the harvest undetected. Please understand we're trying to catch the bad ones before they get to you but we're not always successful. The same can be said of the peppers, which are at their peak harvest right now, and don't appreciate sitting on wet ground...
News from the field:
Despite the challenging conditions we're presented with at harvest, we did manage to start spreading compost this week, preparing ground to be cover cropped with rye ahead of the coming winter. Spreading compost with the manure spreader is a spring and fall activity at the farm, the aim of which is to improve the tilth and fertility of our soils. Our compost is made by mixing horse manure, cow manure, sawdust, and old hay, and letting it cure over time. Well made, it's both earthworm food and plant food. We've included a picture of muck spreading this week.
Here's an approximation of your share:
Dan and Tracy