This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

Our hot and dry spring became even more abnormal last week with air pollution from the wildfires

Sunday is typically my blog writing day but I had to wait all day to see if it would actually rain or not. At 5pm I was certain I was going to post about how disappointed we were that it didn’t rain. I took pictures of the threatening sky that had yet to produce precipitation on the farm and the empty rain gauge. I even checked the weather app I use and the 100% chance of rain with 1.25 inches expected accumulation had been updated to 30% chance with a mere .15 inch accumulation.

Potato field
cucurbit field
Brassica field with rain the north

But I am pleased to report that the rain did finally come through in the evening! We got just shy of 1/2 inch and while we were hoping for an inch, .5 is waaaaay better than none! That amount will provide an extra boost to the overhead irrigation we’ve been doing and takes the pressure off slightly. Ben wasn’t switching water around at midnight and again at 6 am the past couple nights! Plus the rain is followed by amazingly comfortable temperatures! With highs in the 70s, it will be a very pleasant week for working outside!

The corn we planted Friday got an overhead sprinkler run plus Sunday’s rain so we don’t have to worry about it for awhile.


Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…..) Beets, Kohlrabi, Kale, Scallions, Garlic Scapes, Basil, Salad Mix, Zucchini!