As you can see, my girls are back! It sure was nice catching up on the farm while Jenni and Paddy Rose were away, but the farm/house just wasn’t right without them. We’re actually trying a little experiment in July of having me watch PR one day a week again. Starting this week! I’ve always watched her for a day or two in the winter, and it was a personal goal at the start of the season to have the time throughout the season….but things got away from me for a bit. We’ll see how it goes! Watching her seed some microgreen peas made it all worth it, but boy is it exhausting. I could work outside for 12 straight hours in 95 degrees without food or water and not be as tired as I was when I put her down for a blissful 2 hour nap on Thursday. Speaking of blissful, cheese from Couet Farm is finally back available for order!
Maybe it’s overconfident stupidity, but I felt pretty comfortable taking the day “off” because the garden looks fantastic. Get your abundance while it lasts! I know we’re in a bit of a lull with most everything planted in the ground and the summer veggies yet to really come in in buckets (literally), but the tomatoes and cucumbers are trellised, I’ve set up about 90% of a rough irrigation system (rain sure would be nice), and we just hand weeded the entire garden. And yet, the to do list is a mile long with the priorities being FINISHING the irrigation, pruning the tomatoes so we can actually see the ripening fruit, prepping the new high tunnel site, and doing something about those pesky groundhogs!
My current confidence does cause me to pause as I distinctly remember the same feeling going into September last year. And then it didn’t rain for the entire month. We ended up limping through the homestretch. Hopefully history doesn’t repeat itself, though it sure has been dry lately…
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.