This Week’s Harvest
- Red Beets with greens OR Carrots
- Salt and Pepper Cucumbers
- Sweet Corn
- Dragon Tongue Beans
- Globe Eggplant
- Tomatoes (sungold cherry and/or heirloom)
Sensing that his parents are a little bit overworked right now, Evan, our 12 year old son, wanted to help by writing this week’s blog. So here is farm news from a farm kid’s perspective:
Mosquitos make me sad. 🙁 There were a lot of ripe cantaloupes so Isla and I helped pick cantaloupes at night. We worked quickly because we were losing light… and the mosquitos were hungry. It was very itchy. (The job also had become larger, mom was expecting there to be four crates of 13 but we ended with 17.) After the job was done, we were rewarded with a Klondike Heath Bar. We can be happy it was at night, or we would be burning in our long sleeves.
Speaking of burning, it has been very hot the few past days. I’ve still had fun practicing my pitching though. Rain should come Thursday, which will be nice. Except for working hard to prepare for the rain.
Today I helped lay out onions to dry. You get a large tray thing and lay out the onions on it. Mom and I did that around 10 times. Sadly there were some mosquitos, but not as many.
I’ve actually only been home for two days. Before that I was at my grandma’s house to see cousins from Waco (5 cousins), Winston-Salem (2), St. Johnsbury, 2, (the only one in the world!!), and Malawi, 2, (formerly Hawaii). Age ranges from 21-6. I had a lot of fun going swimming, tubing, hiking, and jumping on the trampoline.
When I got back from Grandma’s I was excited to see the new sweet corn crop. I hope it is not as worm-infested as the last one. Now that I’m back I play the game “Steal food without the workers noticing.” I will also pitch right-handed baseball and left-handed wiffle ball. School starts on August 16, so summer is coming to an end.
Green Bean and Cucumber Salad (you can use dragon tongue beans in any recipe calling for green beans)
Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes, carrots, garlic and more!