Getting Ready for ‘Bike the Barns’ (and the rest of a busy weekend!)

This weekend, High Meadow Farm will be the first rest stop on the big ‘Bike the Barns’ Bike ride – the biggest fundraiser that MACSAC puts on for the year.  They say that there is nothing that we really need to do except give tours to the bikers if they are interested.  Then these porta-potties seemed to appear out of nowhere.   We are told that more equipment will be arriving tomorrow afternoon, and Sunday, the 550 or so pastries from Graze restaurant in Madison will be here very early in the morning, ready for the riders when they arrive.  Needless to say, we are getting very excited and not doing much about it.  (Not just excited about the pastries, either.)

Yesterday, we harvested what to my back feels like 16 tons of squash and covered plants again for the second night of frost.  Our frost damage wasn’t too bad.  The green beans appear to be toast, but the rest was either covered or survived.  Our work load seems to have drastically dropped as far as weed control goes.  The weed seeds seem far less interested in germinating if at all and the bugs seem to just brace from the cold under a leaf or something, coming back out when the temps rise. They are eating like they are preparing for a long winter, too.

Today, I prepared for the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market where we will be tomorrow with bowls of delicious watermelon and more.  Tomorrow evening is Lake Mill’s big Main Street event; Paint the Town!”  If you stop in at Bungalow Jo’s after 6:00, you will hear Los Zombies playing in the store!

Sunday is of course the big biking event-500 + bikers passing through between 9:30 am and 11:30 am, then we finish the weekend with Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson, and another exciting Zombies showing at the Brickhaus Cafe.  For more details on the Zombies, click this link: Los Zombies  and visit the “Entertainment” tab on the blog.

Moon rise over the chicken tractors

Subie; our hard-working farm vehicle, being filled with watermelons.


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