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Saturday, June 28, 2014

3 Week Lightning Round

How did I get three weeks behind on the blog? It probably has something to do with summer arriving, Squash, Zucchini and Cucumbers coming in, Tomatoes growing strong, two deliveries a week and prepping for fall planting. Since I am so far behind this blog post will be all about pictures and captions. If you have any questions about any of it feel free to ask in the comments section or shoot me an email. Enjoy!

Let's start with some flowers, shall we?
Squash Blossom

Nasturtium, edible, spicy

Borage, edible, tastes like cucumber

Edible flowers

Elephant Garlic Flower

Nasturtium, Lavender, Borage

Bunch of Nasturtium

First Zinnia

Elephant Garlic flowers and Hardneck Garlic Scapes

Sunflower waiting to open

And some farm shots....

Grapes are coming along

Cucurbits-Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Melons
Our Neighbor cut the hay

and baled it

Tomatoes are sizing up in the hoop house

Some of them are as tall as me now


Harvest is in full swing, I can tell because I have to wash all these bins

Grape leaves

First Blueberries

Rainbow Chard

Noche Zucchini and Benning's Green Patty Pan Squash


Mustard Greens

Red Russian Kale

Lacinato Kale

Arugula Bunches

Zephyr Squash, Green and Gold Patty Pan

Peas and Zucchini

L: Snow Pea, R: Sugar Snap Pea

Handy way of brining up the harvest from the lower field and mowing a strip each trip

Puddy guarding the lettuce harvest

Listening to World Cup games on AM radio while washing Carrots

Top: Dill, Thyme, Sage
Bottom: Oregano, Savory

Garlic Harvest!!!!
Elephant Garlic

Garlic hanging in the barn to cure

Hanging the garlic

Pretty Cool, right, it will hang here for a few weeks for the outer layers to dry out and cure

First Cucumber!!!!



Cory and Ashley came and hung out for a day

Ashley and Luz weeding the Leeks

Cory gets a tan while cutting down the cover crop

Ashley pounding posts

Luz and Ashley set posts for tomato trellising

Production and Cultivation

A CSA Share

We have doubled our composting by adding pickups
at The Heights

As the blueberries began to ripen we covered them with netting
so the birds don't get them all

Packing CSA Boxes

Another CSA Share

Every Friday and Saturday at The Pig

Eating Well

Farm Tasting Menu at The Pig
featured in this article 

Strawberry sauce on panna cotta at Logan Tavern

Another farm tasting menu at The Pig

One of my lunch salads at the farm

What I saw while delivering to The Pig, at least
nothing goes to waste...

Puddy Time

Hangin with big dogs at Hancock Family Farms

Last week Puddy caught this baby groundhog (and killed it). I guess she is full farm dog now. I feel like she should get some sort of medal or promotion even though it was awfully cute and I felt bad for the poor thing. Still, in a few months it would have been a crop eating nightmare. Thanks, Puddy?