Brrrr it was chilly out there at the start of the week! There were definitely patches of frost around, but I didn’t find any damage. Surely some of the summer goodness will be stunted for a little bit (tomatoes especially) but the 10 day forecast looks phenomenal temperature-wise. It’s disorienting having to irrigate at the end of September – usually it’s the opposite problem. The decision to shrink the fall garden to just where I can get water to seems to be more and more of a wise one each dry week that goes by. We’re still getting loads and loads of veggies and the (reduced-size) garden is lush, but it’s thanks to our well and not mother nature.
And…..now it’s summer again. I expected a rebound in temperatures as the frost we had Monday morning was pretty early in the season. The same thing happened last year – a nice early light frost and then not a killing frost till mid-October. We’ll see if we’re so lucky this year. The tomato plants are still green and loaded, so hopefully the heat wakes them back up after the cold shock from earlier in the week. I loved the cooler temps, but it’s hard not to appreciate this last blast of summer. A little water from above would be nice though..and by a little, I mean more than a little…but not all at once….please!
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.