Summer’s racing by- again

Is it just me, or does the summer season seem to be shorter every year?  Even with the sweltering heat, I am not ready to let it go yet!

Our Summer Celebration will be held next weekend at the farm and then it’s back to school for kids and teachers and the school buses will be back on the road.  I hope that everyone can make it- from what I can see in the forecast, it will be a classic summer weekend; chance of scattered T-storms and hot and humid.  (We are completely undaunted by heat here on the farm.  We have had about 60 days of hot, humid weather to condition ourselves!)  We are also happy to report a tolerable level of mosquitoes this year- one benefit of a dry summer.

As always, there will be music!  This year we will have live music by Los Zombies (the band that I call our official farm band) and of course plenty of campfire songs and tales to share.  If you have an instrument to play, a song to sing or a story to tell, bring it along to the farm!

The past several weeks have been repeating days of watering, planting, weeding, harvesting, weeding and weeding for us, although somehow each day brings something new as the season changes.  We are grateful that we are able to grow vegetables and work in the dirt that sustains them for our members.  We are also extremely appreciative of our outstanding and dedicated worker-members who help us pick, wash, pack and maintain all of the produce.  As we enter week 11 of this season, we see new friendships forming, skills being learned and a sense of ownership in the farm as the workers are involved with the daily production of their veggie shares.  Our Monday crew helps with harvest, washing and weeding.  Tuesday does more of the same plus counting, packing, sorting and keeping us organized and most of the rest of the week is weed patrol.  Thanks to all of you!  And very special thanks to Lynn and Joan; our long-time members who help keep Tuesdays running smoothly and are always there when we need an extra hand!

I think that I did manage to snap a few pictures over the summer, and Katign has contributed many excellent photos of the season, too!

A nicely hoed potato field, with the help of Darrell, Sheila, Jim and Katign

Brave squash plants ready to come out of their protective covers

Lynn sampling baked radicchio in the morning

Patty Pan summer squash

Zach showing us his onions

The melon walk

The hand-off

Mama Kat with the prize

Oh my, these melons have been yummy!

Muskmelon

Sugar Baby watermelon

Cherry tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes

Kohlrabi washing

Swallowtail on lilac, June 26

Still holding on, July 11

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2 thoughts on “Summer’s racing by- again

  1. Sarah

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