Hey y'all, welcome to week 8 of your CSA! We hope everyone had a great weekend. Hazel and I were in a wedding in Estes Park, Co this past weekend. Hazel was a flower girl, and she did so good throwing flowers down the aisle (proud mama moment). Van actually got to buy a last minute flight and get away with us as well. We had a great time together, but it is great to be home. Hazel has especially been loving the mud holes at the farm. We were really nervous leaving the farm for those 3 days, but with all the rain limiting us anyways, it seemed to be good timing.
Now we are ready to continue getting the rest of the onions out of the field and onto drying racks. We have already put up about 1,600 lbs. of onions, and have about 4 times that amount to get out of the field. Unfortunately half of the onions have gone bad because of the excess rain. It is so wet in the fields. Really hoping for some drier weather this next week, or even for a few weeks!
The amount of loss that we are experiencing because of the weather has been terrible, but it's mother nature and that is the risk we take when doing what we love. We are so grateful and lucky to have people like yourselves who take that risk with us and are understanding of what it takes to have a farm in Mississippi. Thank you so much for being a part of our farm and encouraging us everyday! Here are the contents of this week's box:
2. Lemon Cucumbers- Heirloom variety that's tender and sweet. Great for salads and pickling.
3. Miniature Cantaloupe
4. Swiss Chard
Pictured below is Hazel and Van at the wedding in Colorado. She sure does love her daddy! Then Hazel loving being back at the farm helping give chickens water and playing in the mud holes.