Thanks y’all, but you can stop doing your rain dances now! I’m sure we’re in a rain deficit, but 5 straight days of rain is enough for me. At least for the next two days until I start complaining about how dry it is out there! It’s funny all the basic rain complications I forgot about during that stretch where it just wouldn’t rain. Like having to put tools away. Or my waterproof boots – the first couple days I was wearing my normal farm gear and was bewildered by my feet being constantly wet. Took me a few days to remember there was a solution for that! Also, I actually have to wash eggs again as those little chicken feet are kicking around in mud now rather than dust. And we have to go back to limiting daily laundry loads again due to our high water table up on top of the hill and our aging (generous) septic system. But I digress…
We were very fortunate to just get an excessive amount of rain the other day and not the hail that plagued other local farms. I saw quite a few shredded lettuce heads in my Instagram feed this week (yes, I finally had a minute to at least glance through it this week – things are looking up! Maybe I’ll even start posting on it again). I swear some of the buckets I left out had a good 5 inches of rain in them.
We’re on the brink of abundance already, as long as I can keep the deer from eating everything. They chomped the tops of 10 tomato plants the other night. Tomatoes! Why?! I think I actually disturbed them doing my nightly chores as I happened to walk by the plants and the tops were still wet, otherwise they probably would have taken out the whole row. There is now an electric line attached to their trellising so hopefully they get the idea. Deer also love carrot tops, beets, beans, and lettuce…same as us humans. Hopefully we get them and not the deer!
Loads of great stuff to be had before the deer get it. Here’s the link: ready, set, order!
Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie and egg orders in online before midnight Sunday. The website has been 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 in your cart. New this year, we’ll have your order bagged up and 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.