Aug 15, 2022

It has been a blessedly different week for us, enjoying our annual week off the farm, with time to relax, and enjoy some time on the lake.  Back at the farm, in spite of being short staffed, things more or less went on as normal.  New seedlings got weeded, the seeds we planted before leaving got watered and were mostly up by the time we got back, some of the cabbages and onions got harvested.  Greenhouses continue to be well maintained, and some of the tomatoes in the field even got tied up.  All while still keeping up with orders and three weekly markets.  In short, considering how many people were here, I honestly don’t know how they did it.  And six lambs were born and all looked after in the midst of it all.  Thanks again to our crew for pulling together to make this possible.

This week in CSA we have Cherry Tomatoes, Kale, Sweet Corn, Leaf Lettuce, Flat Beans, Rainbow Carrots, and Cucumbers.

Between the fresh perspective from being off for a week, and just being better rested, and how well looked after things are right now, I’m a little optimistic about being able to keep a sustainable non burnout work pace for the next little while.  Still wondering how cherry tomatoes are going to get picked in all that, but we’ll take it a week at a time.  Weekly strategic planning also goes a long way, so we’ll try to stay on top of that game so we can work towards common goals.  And if you know someone who could use a farm job for the fall, we could use the extra help for sure.  The first plum tomatoes are starting to ripen, and they aren’t going to pick themselves!

Well there’s lots to get done after a week away.  Need to make a trip to town for a new fitting for the pump, parts for a tractor, and we’re picking up our last batch of chicks this afternoon.  Never a dull moment.

That’s all for this week.

Until next week,

Happy ordering!

Nathan and Aleta Klassen