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Dreams of October

So that’s a new one. My weather app has a warning scrolling across the top – Excessive Heat Watch. Excessive indeed, who’s controlling the weather these days!? You all can stop your rain dances and start doing your ’80s dances. I’m not talking about The Moonwalk or The Carlton, I’m talking the ‘no one and certainly no plants like 97 degrees so please stay in the 80s’ dance! In case you don’t watch the forecast incessantly like I do, today started the first of 9 straight days it’s going to be in the 90s.
While my mom was here, she reminded me I used to LOVE the heat, but that was when I was chained to my desk in an overly air conditioned cubicle. I guess I wanted to intensely experience the outdoors in the few minutes a day they allowed me to walk around. In fact, I’d go out and run when the temps hit triple digits while I was living in DC.
Not anymore though, I’m more of an October guy now than a July guy. Not too hot, not too cold. 2-3 layers in the morning and just a t-shirt by the afternoon. That said, I do love me sum summer veggies – cherry tomatoes incoming in a few weeks! These last few days of rain have been perfect and the garden looks AMAZING. We’re hauling in tons of good veggies now – order via this link. We’ll see how the plants adapt and react to 97. They’re hardier than I am, for sure, but that’s some down right excessive heat!
Jeff is coming down on Monday to join the 90s party. Load up for your 4th of July barbecues – here’s a list of what he has available. Email him directly with orders at jeff@shortcreeknh.com.
Please note the preferred earlier order cutoff time this week below because of the heat!
Ordering and Pickup Procedures:
Put your orders in online before 6am Monday. 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.