Yes, I know, we are all OVER THIS RAIN!  It’s been bad here but we’ve done what we can digging trenches to divert water from the fields and now all we can do is wait for it to stop.  Several of the rows have had standing water in the paths but for the most part the raised beds have kept the crops above water.  Considering the amount of rain we’ve had over the last two weeks I am actually pleased how the fields have weathered the storms. 

Today we had a visit from 12 folks from the USDA for a tour of Ladybug Farms.  We dodged rain drops as we toured the gravity fed rainwater irrigation system, the passive solar sunroom, the portable fencing o keep the deer out and the donkeys in!   Included in the group was the Lead Soil Scientist for the State of Georgia.  I ended the tour with an overview of the mineral work that’s been happening at the farm and everyone left with copies of the Minerals placemat. 

Farm Food Favorites: - Kale Chips
We’ve got a nice amount of Dinosaur Kale in this week’s share so get ready to make Kale Chips.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, slightly rub olive oil on a cookie sheet, cut up the kale into 1 inch strips and rub around on the cookie sheet.  Sprinkle lightly with garlic or sea salt and then bake in oven for 12-15 minutes until crispy (you will have to play around with the exact time for your oven).  Enjoy! 

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10 am until noon at the Rock House Park.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next week…

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