This week it finally feels like the drought has broken. More than an inch in one week, which is finally enough to have sufficient moisture in the soil for a few days anyway. Enough to make fall seeding for storage crops seem more possible. And none too early for getting a decent harvest before winter. Things are looking good, but it’s been one heck of a push to make it happen.
CSA this week we have Leaf Lettuce, Beans, Orange Beefsteak Tomatoes, Onions, Mini Cabbage, Cucumbers, Golden Beets, and Basil.
With the bulk of the fall crops seeded, and irrigation set up, garlic harvested and drying, onion and shallot harvest started, and a lot of the harvested beds cleaned up to get ready for re planting, it’s time for a short break. This is our annual week on the lake with family for a much needed break. It isn’t the easiest year to get away, with staff a few shorter than we’d like, but sometimes when it is the hardest to get away it is also the most important. So this week it will be a short update, but I took a bunch of pictures before leaving for a bit of a picture update. And back at the farm, our crew will be doing their best to keep things running as normally as possible.
If you know someone who wants to work on a farm for a few months this fall, have them contact us. We’d love to have some interviews to schedule when we get home.
That’s all for now.
Until next week,
Nathan and Aleta Klassen