This week felt a lot like September, and that is NOT a complaint. Our heat-loving plants may not have appreciated this week’s relief, but I sure did. It’s usually sometime in mid-July that I question if I really truly actually like working outside. That was my mind-frame last week…a distant memory now. Now I feel rejuvenated and positively exhausted at the same time as we took full advantage of the weather to get a TON of things checked off the list. Let’s go down the yesterday’s list as an example.
-Harvest for a big delivery to the incredible cafe at Tower Hill ✔
-Get awesome picture of our BEES on a sunflower with our house in the background ✔(photo cred April)
-Plant a late, risky third planting of squash, zucchini, and cucumbers ✔
-Make harvest list for today’s (Saturday) Farmers Market in Douglas from 9-noon. ✔
-Seed buckwheat and oats and PEAS in two fallow sections and disk in ✔
-Spread ground cover in preparation for next season ✔
-Find missing pig and put back in pen ✔
-Weed everything ✔ (for now)
-Pick cherry tomatoes! ✔
And yet, there’s still so much left to do! Our cherry tomato haul was just about enough for my cherry pickers and daughter to eat (she eats them by the handful), so it’s doubtful they’ll be available Monday. However, there will plenty of zukes and cukes, thanks in part to a friend’s farm in Ashland and pastured, organically fed chicken via Fern Hollow Farm in Sturbridge. Order away!
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick it fresh Monday morning and 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.