This house has been here for 247 years, but I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to make it through Sunday night. You know it’s a bad storm when the neighbor’s wind sock gets shredded in the wind – it’s a wind sock! A proper thunderstorm conjures up fond memories of summers back in Ohio, but the wind up here is unsettling, I think because of how persistent it is. The rain finally stopped after a mere 3.5″, but the winds continued through Monday afternoon. I spent the whole windy day feeling unnerved and in a bit of a haze. Fortunately April picked up the slack and got us through another busy Monday harvest. I guess it could have been much worse – the wind ripped a few metal panels and boards off a couple of our barns that were surely not built to last 247 years. But we had power through the whole storm and the house remained fully intact to see another 90,155 days or so (hopefully). Meanwhile, guess what’s howling outside right now as I type this!
After all the dust settled, our little native pollinator (not a bumblebee!) had a wonderful time running around South Street on Halloween. Fortunately she hasn’t discovered candy yet, so she had to settle for some treats fresh from the garden. And popcorn.
Paddy Rose’s Recommended Garden Treats This Week:
-Apples: So sweet and so ugly, just like her daddy. PR eats at least one of these a day.
-Heirloom tomatoes: Uh, yea…November tomatoes. Gotta get you some of those before PR eats them all!
-Spinach: We’ve begun picking our winter spinach variety and it’s even better than the summer variety, if that’s possible.
-Rainbow and orange carrots: We just started picking the next planting of carrots – they’re delicate, gorgeous and getting sweeter with each frost. It turns out that planting is all orange, so I must have ran out of rainbow seed. But don’t panic, we still have loads of rainbow carrots (pictured below) that will be sold loose from now on instead of bunched.
Also, you can order cheese, chocolates, and meat this week as well. Cheese and chocolates can be ordered directly on our website, while you need to email Jeff to order meat. You can pick everything up right here on the farm during our usual Monday pickup times.
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.