In your share this week:
- Salad Mix
- Chinese Cabbage and/or Boc Choi (Sorry, not enough cabbage for all members. Some shares have some of both, others only have boc choi. Last of the Chinese cabbage for the year. Probably one more week of boc choi left.)
- Swiss Chard (Brite Lights variety. It is so beautiful!)
- Spinach, a nice big bag for everyone!
- Japanese turnips (Possibly the last of the season. Only 1/2 a row left, but it doesn't look good.)
I walked around the farm recently with my camera to give you this farm update:
Above is a picture of our first crop of beets (left) and carrots (right). Shain says they will be ready to harvest in just a few short weeks. Do you know how fortunate you are to have carrots and beets this early? "Only crazy people plant carrots and beets in a greenhouse". Yeah, that would be us.
This is looking out over the back field where the garlic was planted last fall. The plansts are now easily 2 feet tall. I noticed some have small garlic scapes on them that are already an inch or two long. (Please ignore the weeds. Or come help pull the weeds.)
The tomato plants are doing very well. They average about a foot tall. Most have yellow blossoms on them by now and many plants are starting to develop small green tomatoes. We continue to uncover and cover these plants every morning and night because of cold temperatures. In about a week we should be able to roll up the rowcovers and bring out the tomato cages.
This is my BIG news for the week. Three baby boy goats born on Father's Day. I walked out to the barn just as Daisy was delivering the first little guy and within 20 mintues it was over. I didn't really have to help her much, just pulled them out as she was in the middle of a big push. Being the official goat mid-wife on the farm, I like quick and easy goat deliveries. The fact that they were all boys was quite a surprise. Because of that, it will be a little harder to find homes for these cuties, but we will do our best.
We are implementing some new techniques in the greenhouses this year. Shain is really excited about this project and the possibilities ahead. He will be writing some blog posts to share the news with you soon.
Have a great week and ENJOY your produce!