Market List: Grass Fed Lamb, Slicing Tomatoes, Rainbow Cherry Mix Tomatoes,
Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Sassy Salad Mix, Egyptian Walking Onions and Tomatillos,
After a freezing weekend and a cold start to the week, we are back to comfortable temps again. It was 26 degrees for 11 hours here. We lost almost everything in the Garden. The tomatoes, greens and peppers in the high tunnel survived, some herbs, most of the chard and all of the onions.
It's just as well, the cucumber beetles were destroying everything. We have had so many tomatoes that we pulled in, just rot from the inside out from the damage caused by them. Here is a pic of a stray bushel gourd they attached themselves to last week.
As you can see, they chew holes in the fruit and then crawl inside and spread bacteria which then breaks down the tissue inside. It's pretty destructive.
Next week we will be processing ducks for Thanksgiving. We have a limited number so reserve yours now. We already have 2 orders. These are our Cayuga, Slow Food Ark of Taste ducks. We have an overabundance of males that must go. They are fat and will be tasty. Slow Food fact, until the Pekin duck was introduced to the US, the Cayuga was the meat bird of choice. Get your order in now.
Saturday we will have Lemonade. I feel so bad when the kids cry because it's too cold for Lemonade. It will be 75 on Saturday it will be there along with us, Cortney and I. So we'll see ya there.
God's Blessings on you and yours,
Bill and Sam