So this has been happening. Yay, high tunnel finally up! And yet there is still a delay to add to the unbelievable saga. This latest one being the manufacturer forgot to send a key part, so the high tunnel installers went back home to VT and will come back to “skin” (put the plastic covering on) whenever they’re free next (after the part comes in). So, almost there!
After the high tunnel installers went home Thursday afternoon, I passed out hard for an hour or two. Apparently Paddy Rose was in the room playing and probably even poking me but I was completely unconscious. According to my weather app, it topped 100 degrees for the first 3 days of the install. The installers literally left different colors than when they got here, as they don’t seem to believe in sun block. Being from Vermont, they haven’t experienced heat like that but it seems to be par for the course this summer down here. And then that rain Wednesday night – wowza! It rained so hard it took out my new tent, which I had up so the installers didn’t die of heat stroke. And more rain rain rain?! What a week!
I feel like I’ve said that far too many times this season. I’m not sure what happened – I had such high quality of life expectations going into this season but I’ve been pretty much fully absorbed by one catastrophe after another and have abandoned my poor 7-month pregnant wife to the terrors of a potty training 2 year old! Unfortunately it’ll only get worse for the next 10 days as half of the crew I’ve pieced together will be away. Next week is just April and me during the busiest time of the year! On the bright side, the harvest is coming in strong if we can keep up. Hopefully we can even get some stuff in the ground this week so there’s just as great of a harvest in the fall!
Tomatoes are coming in in buckets. Many buckets. In fact, I think all buckets and yellow tomato bins are full currently. Time to get your saucing done so you can enjoy the taste of a fully ripened Potter Hill summer heirloom tomato all winter long. Bulk pricing for more than 10 pounds, and I am happy (thrilled even) to find a time for you to get them if you can’t make the Monday window hours.
Veggies Ordering and Pickup Procedures:
Put your veggie orders in online before 6am Monday. Don’t forget your egg cartons! We’ll have your order available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the big red barn at the crest of the hill.