Imagine having coffee on your back deck first thing in the morning and a deer runs by, looking a little stressed. Then you see two cows crashing through the tall grass. Are they chasing the deer? Huh – that’s a new one, even for Potter Hill.
That, in fact, was the highlight of my neighbor’s Sunday morning. As you can probably guess, Sunday was not the highlight of my week. I’ll spare you the details but 6 hours later, legs and arms shredded from chasing them through poison ivy, thorns, and dense brush and covered in ticks, we got them in a temporary pen down back…which they promptly broke out of the next two days. Fortunately they were less adventurous and stayed close by after their initial great escape. They’ve been better behaved since I upgraded their temporary pen to maximum security, but at some point, I’d love to have them back up by the house where they’re supposed to be. But I think I’ll leave well enough alone for now!
In other news, the first Grafton Farmers Market of the season is this Wednesday from 2-6pm! Please try to make it out and support your local market. With all the busyness of our lives, grocery home delivery, and what not, markets around the country are struggling. We (the market committee) have put in some serious work to keep the market fresh and exciting. All the oldies but goodies vendors will be there, as well as quite a few new ones. I will have lots of radishes, kale, spinach, chard, and (arguably) the best lettuce I’ve ever grown there if you can’t make the Monday pickup.
Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie orders in online before 8pm Sunday. The website is a little buggy so if you don’t see a wide variety of items or you see items out of stock, try refreshing your browser. Also confirm on checkout that you have the correct number of each item in your cart. The two pickup windows are working well, so we’ll keep it going. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1230-2pm and 4-5pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the beat up tan and red barn at the crest of the hill.