It is such a wonderful change to see some rain this morning, even just the 1/4 inch we’ve gotten so far. Nowhere close to what we need, but every bit counts. Even this does more than I could in four days of irrigating. Hopefully we get the rest of what is forecast this week. We could sure use it.
New this week – Carrots have finally sized up enough to harvest. Also this week, we have fresh lamb available at all our markets.
CSA this week we have Heirloom Tomatoes, Butter Lettuce, Carrots, Littlefields Farm Zucchini, Garlic Scapes, Small Cabbage, English Cucumber, and Cilantro.
Yesterday, before the rain our tenant farmer managed to harvest his organic spelt and bale the straw while it was still dry. I haven’t checked for sure that he managed to finish, but I’m thinking he would be thankful for that timing to get that done.
Our other exciting thing this week is we got ducklings! These little quacks should be ready sometime in September. Sometime we hope to get more laying ducks to increase our duck egg supply as well, but that is a longer term goal – 21 weeks from when we get the ducklings, which itself probably won’t be until September that we have the space again, so sometime next spring we might have more duck eggs.
We’ve been busy planting out the fall storage cabbages. Glad for the rain to help keep them watered. Maybe this can help us finish the job and get the storage crops seeded soon as well. Between it being dry, and the cooler nights we’ve had it seems everything just grows more slowly.
Well that’s all for now.
Until next week,
Nathan and Aleta Klassen