Well it's been a flyby week. Struggling to get the last of the Nightshades(that's tomatoes, peppers and eggplant to you laymen)in and the landscape plastic down, we are pushing the envelope. Sheep running everywhere, barn flooded again and the Cayuga ducks make me look for every egg they drop in different places every day. It seems like I hit the ground running every morning and can't believe where the day went. I have had some "Helper Bees" as Vicki Lander(Flower Hill Farm) calls them, this week and last. Two wonderful sweet spirited women have made room in their hectic schedules to help me weed and plant. Cheryl and Jessie have been indispensable just doing what is directed without complaining or fainting from heat. We have 3 kinds of beans- pole, asparagus and yard long coming on and now they are climbing the fence instead of the surrounding weeds. Believe it or not, we are trying Artichoke and Cardoon( Flower Hill Farm) and they have transplanted well and are taking hold. Last week neighbor Rusty came over and tilled a section and another 1/4lb of Red Burgundy and Clemson Spineless Okra was planted. We didn't soak it, but God did with the 3 inches of rain that we got over the weekend and it is already an inch high. Don't forget that we are Certified Naturally Grown w/no pesticides, herbicides or Synthetic fertilizers.
Next week I will post pictures of everything and Monday I will at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood to talk about the Slow Food Grant- Old Type Rhode Islands Red Chickens and the Milo that we planted for a non GMO food source for poultry. But for now....
Tomorrow at Tower Grove Farmers Market-
13th year Cherry Jam (13 years on the farm)
Spring Wild Mix featuring Lamb's Quarter, Wood Sorrel, Arugula, baby kale, Onion pieces and what ever else green that strikes my fancy.
Green Onions featuring the wondrous Egyptian Walking Onions
and 4 kinds of Granola
Next week BASIL
Listen for the Call....L E M O N A D E ....ICE COLD LEMONADE.
God's Blessings on you and yours.
Sam and (Flying Solo) Bill