Patience Young Grasshopper

Patience Young Grasshopper

I am not sure if it’s the rainy days or the cool Spring, but some of the summer crops are a week or so behind schedule.   It’s an exercise in patience waiting for those green tomatoes, melons and sweet corn to ripen up.   I took a peak at some ears of...
Squish Squash

Squish Squash

In the share for the 1st week of July… Carrots – the variety we grew is called Sugarsnax.  These are living up to their name! Red Beets –  we have two varieties planted.  A traditional red and the heirloom variety chiogga has the red and white...
Dodging The Rain

Dodging The Rain

According to the forecast for this week, we are going to have to dodge a lot of rain to get any work done.  Of course we had a very busy week of planting on the schedule too.  Winter Squash, dry beans, sweet potatoes, strawberries, parsnips and a few others were all...
Preparing For A Fall

Preparing For A Fall

This week we will be planting and preparing ground for a lot of our Fall crops.  It might be hard to believe with the forecast in the 90’s, but fall is 70 some days away.  Now is the time to get that 2nd crop of broccoli, cauliflower, collards, and a host of...
Busy As A Bee

Busy As A Bee

The bees have had a tremendously successful Spring harvest this year and we were able to extract some of their extra supply.  We were able to harvest honey in July for the first time since my Dad started beekeeping two years ago.  Generally, bees will need to...