The cucumbers and lettuce continue to appreciate the rain; the summer squash, potatoes and tomatoes not so much.  As Randy and I walked the two ¼ acre fields this eve to prepare for this weeks’ farm tasks we concluded, “a lot of stirrup hoeing, mowing and weed eating and plenty of hand weeding”.   

We harvested the remainder of the onions and all of the garlic this past Saturday.  Pictured is my friend Dan who was an Atlanta CSA member for several years along with his dog Clyde who supervised our digging.  I’ve never dug all the garlic at once so the sunroom where I cure the garlic is packed full.  I was hesitant to leave the garlic in the ground with all the rain we keep having – let’s hope for some drier days to aid the curing process.   

The almost month old 16 baby ducks are beginning to get their feathers and graduated to the pond today with Uncle SuperDuck teaching them the ropes.  This coming Saturday at 11 will be the July Farm Tour so bring your friends and come meet the ducks!     

Farm Food Favorite: Refrigerator Pickles
Use your cheese slicer to quickly cut up your cucumbers into thin slices.  Put in a container with apple cider vinegar and some chopped up dill.  For you fresh onion lovers, you can also chop up an onion and add.  New cucumbers each week - just keep adding to the vinegar. Enjoy!

I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Library.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next week…

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