CSA Week 15

This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

We find ourselves in a similar situation as in recent years where is doesn’t rain in August and September!  To add to our irrigation woes one of our sprinklers is broken. During the rainy period when we didn’t need to water, a mouse decided to take up residence in the sprinkler and ruined the wires. Ben cleaned out the nest and spliced the wires but when we flipped the switch it still wouldn’t work.  So that’s a problem that will eventually be solved but we are saving it for another day. In the meantime, we are using our shorter sprinkler.

The sprinkler hose is pulled all the way out and the only way to reel it back in is if we can this motor running again!

Fortunately we have less and less to water as we clear out crops and aren’t planting any more. One thing we do need to do as soon as significant rain enters the forecast is seed our fall cover crops. We could be sowing oats and winter rye any time now…..so fingers crossed a good system with accumulation enters the forecast soon so we get cover crops established. We will not irrigate cover crop seed. It’s absurd enough that we have to irrigate our potato crop just to harvest it!

Watering in the last round of lettuce and couple rounds of direct seeded spinach. You can see the big sprinkler stuck out in the field.


Escarole and Potato Soup

Swiss Chard and Potatoes

Honey roasted Honeynut

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…) Broccoli, Salad Mix, Fennel, Kale, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Honeynut Squash, Red Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Sweet Corn

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