2019 Week 41, Summer CSA 19 of 26
Maybe we are reverting to the mean, temperature-wise, as we are just days away from the average first frost, and it does feel a little nippy on the farm right now. But water-wise we are still off. No need to harp on the obvious, so I won’t. :)
At this time of year, it is nice to move attention back to some of the less squeaky parts of the farm, like the strawberries — newly planted this spring, and now halfway through a good fall cleaning — and the perennial herbs, soon to get their due. The fence is low in a few parts, and so I will walk that today with wire, against the deer. And it is also, at last, not-sunny enough for another solublized rock spray on the roots; good for them, though no substitute for rain.
Although the first bed of sweet potatoes came in at 20% of expected yield, the second was up to 40%. So, a good “Woot!” to that. Let’s all cross our fingers, eyes, and toes that the next 10 keep it up.
Do note, we are having an Open House and Field Walk on Sunday, October 13th, 2-4pm. You are all welcome, but especially if you are curious to see where we are and where we’re going.
See you on the farm,
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