7.21.2016

Seven inches of rain in the last week measured in mom’s rain gauge.  The tanks to irrigate the field are now full and last evening the spring at my house started flowing again after one month – big relief!    Julie and I spent several hours on monday pruning the tomato plants to maximize air flow.  I also used the flail mower over the weekend to mow down the oats cover crop and give the butternuts and sweet potatoes more air flow.  More thinning of carrots (they are loving all this rain) and interestingly the beans are beginning to flower again.  We are even beginning to get a second picking on green and purple beans – first time that has happened for me as the bean beetles usually wipe out the plant foliage after the first picking.  I can’t help but wonder if the parasitic wasps I ordered last year to attack the bean beetles have done their job?    

Farm Food Favorite: Grilled Okra
Put okra on a skewer and lightly brush with olive oil and Cajun seasoning.  Grill for 4-5 minutes each side.  Enjoy!

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10:30 until 12:30 pm in front of Butlers Antiques on Main Street.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next week…

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