2019 Week 30, Summer CSA 8 of 26
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On break for the summer.
Such wind as to be kind of scary, actually, just came through the farm. But no rain as of yet. If the forecast is with us, we will have at least half an inch by tomorrow night. Let’s cross our fingers on even that tiny amount, but hope for more. Because, boy, has it been dry here.
While preparing the fall carrot beds — wheel hoeing, and then raking them out — one could not help but raise a bit of dust for the rare bit of wind. At the end of the day my arms had a thin sleeve caked all around them. That is not normal.
So, yes, let’s hope for rain. But don’t think us farmers fickle. Having watched it come down oceans at a time last year, we might have called it too much, but our bodies never forgetting the thirst of drought, we would not have called it bad.
The greens are out this week, aside from lettuce, which I hid in the shade of corn, and so is not too bitter to enjoy. The soybeans are in good supply. We have too many blackberries for our small crew. :) And the tomatoes have really come in, despite how terrible they look in the field. :) Foliar-fed phosphorous is the buzzword on my tongue at the moment … plus other trace minerals that kelp and alfalfa might provide, after more fall soil remediation. We’re going to get there. I know it! :)
Oh, one last reminiscence. It was hot out there, as you know, and as my clothes would have told you, looking a bit too much like I had fallen in the creek. I said, “Boy, you should wear a wet suit if you’re going to go swimming.” And my mind was cast to older times and cooler days. It was fall. And Moie, our 60-plus-year-old farmer’s wife and still-broccoli farmer herself, was harvesting broccoli on a cold morning … in a wet suit. For years she had said, “It’s so cold, and you just get so wet out there in the morning. We should just wear wet suits. Why don’t we just wear wet suits?” And then she did!
See you on the farm,