Howdy folks! Welcome to week 6 of your CSA! We hope you are enjoying all of the greens, roots, and other crops that have been coming out of the field! We have been SO BUSY!! I'm sorry I wasn't able to get last week's blog updated. We are working overtime trying to get all of our roots out of the field before it gets too hot. We were out until after 9pm the other night getting much needed rows up for our summer plants to go in the ground. I was out in the field until after 10 picking all of the squash and zucchini that was ready, about 500 lbs, the night after that. It has been so hot that we have to pick our squash and zucchini every day so they don't get too large. It has been crunch time getting everything done before the rain came. It rained on the farm for 18 hours straight. I honestly can say that is the longest I have ever seen it rain there.
We had the Garden Club of Jackson come and tour the farm the other day. I love when new people come to see us. Especially people who have the same passion for what we are doing.
The city of Flora has a new park a block away from the farm! It has a small playground and walking trails. The land was donated by a very good man, and many volunteers helped to construct it last week. I am so excited to see this erected and I already brought Hazel to play this past weekend.
My sweet baby girl, Hazel is turning 2 tomorrow!! I am so blessed to be her mother. She has taught me so much about myself. It is often very hard at times to be a good mother and to be a good purveyor of vegetables to my community. This is something I struggle with and learn how to do more and more each day.
Hope y'all had a great week and we look forward to new vegetables making their appearance in your homes! Thanks so much for the support and we truly hope y'all are enjoying everything. Here are your vegetables for this week:
2. Hakurei turnips
4. Bush Snap Beans
5. Dino Kale
6. Swiss Chard
7. Napa Cabbage
Pictured below Hazel found the dogs dirt hole, the new park in Flora being constructed last week, spreading fertilizer on summer rows, plastic being laid into the night on those summer rows, and Isabella about help pick squash and zucchini behind her.