Been a big shift in the weather the last week or so.  The temperatures have cooled down and the rains have returned – back to feeling more like our normal summers.   That being said the rhythm is different than years past.  With the hot,dry Spring as backup I had planted a second crop of 
cucumbers and squash in the cooler field in front of my cabin.  The cukes are starting to produce a nice quantity (finally!) and to a lesser degree so are the squash.  In previous years the cukes would have been done by July and the squash winding down.  Crazy but I began harvesting a small amount of okra today!  I looked at previous years harvest sheets and the end of July is the earliest I have ever had okra.  Julie and I put a lot of attention to the summer crops today by completing to put down hay around the three 100-ft rows of sweet potatoes, a short trellis for the crowder peas and weeding and thinning the okra.   

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 6:30 until 8:00 pm - H building patio at the Stacks.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next week…

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