2017 Week 32, Summer CSA Week 10 of 26
As farmers, we thirst with our farms. And as now, when the rain seeps in, half an inch an hour, we drink with them. Or, we do more than drink, but we imbibe; our neck back, the jug up, and the glug glugging, while small springs run across our cheeks. Amen. This is just what we want for all the fall root crops still thread-like and germinating in the field, especially the five beds of carrots that will tide us over this winter. It will also swell the sweet potatoes and beets, the winter squash, and our last round of melons. This long rain makes it a good day to add last week's shiso to a kettle for some hot lunchtime tea, and to slowly inch along the asparagus, pulling the perennial weeds that made it through the straw mulch.
Also, note that the 'Chinese Five Color' hot peppers are indeed mighty hot; and this is the last week of sweet corn.
See you on the farm,
Tomatoes, Large & Small
Basil, Thai Sweet*
*New This Week