Today I am perplexed! The forecast shows a pretty good temperature drop… more than likely it will not freeze, but do I risk it??? Plus the wind that is supposed to come In. It says the low with chill will be 36 degrees. My little farm seems to freeze when that is forecasted. I have three peach tree still full of ripe, almost ripe and green peaches. Cantaloupe that is almost ready, peppers by the bushel, eggplant galore, tomatillos, sweet potatoes to be dug, the last of the kaboocha squash to harvest and so on. The last of the pears were harvested this morning. Oh my, they are so good right now! looks like a good share week to me! I don’t think I will gamble! Looks like a crazy busy day here!
While we say goodbye to the summer bounty, we welcome the crops that only get better with a frost. Broccoli is on this week, carrots and parsnips sweeten with colder temperatures. Lettuce, spinach, cilantro, kale and chard will become a winter staple. And all the winter squash will keep for months. Persimmons and quince are just around the corner. I love fall! So be sure to visit us after shares end.
This week have welcomed 7 new Chocolate Runner ducklings to the farm. Mamma duck, keep those little ones warm!
This week is the last of our fall shares. We want to thank all of you for your love and support this season. You may never know all the help you have given us through your support. Thank you all!