|Happy 4th from our Nation's Capital!|
|Addressing concerns that I do not appear in|
the blog very often. Here is a peaceful summer farmer.
HarvestIn the harvest bins this week: Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Heirloom Beans, Peas, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Kale, Green Beans, Red Ace Beets, Carrots, Rainbow Carrots, Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Purslane, Green Onions, Rainbow Chard
|Summer Squash: Tromboncino, Gold Bush, Benning's Green, Zephyr|
|Heirloom Beans, Marvel of Venice|
|Heirloom Beans, Louisiane Purple|
|Heirloom Beans, Northeaster|
|Sunflower, Zinnia and Wildflowers|
|More Lovely Flowers|
Production and Cultivation
|Teddy Bear Pumpkins coming along|
|Letting the rain wash the carrots for me|
|Got some much needed rain this week|
|Mexican Sour Gherkins|
Here is an update on the leaning and lowering of the tomatoes for Brianna. The tomato vines keep growing up and up. On Tuesdays after deliveries I have 'Tomato Tuesday' where I spend a few hours pulling off suckers and trellising. In the field tomatoes I add another line on the Florida weave and in the high tunnel I add another clip to keep them growing up the string. The German Johnson variety is the tallest and fastest growing so far and should reach the bamboo supports within a week. We have lots of big beautiful green heirlooms and are just waiting for them to start coloring up.
|German Johnson is almost touching the roof|
|Heirlooms coming soon!|
|Snow Peas on old deer fence trellis|
|Nature's Fireworks, Dill Flowers|
Here are two most recent tasting menus at The Pig .
I got to eat at The Pig this week with family and we LOVED what Chef Bonk did with our Beets and Zucchini!
|Beets with a black raspberry reduction|
|cold Zucchini soup, somehow vegan and creamy|
Puddy stayed home a few days this week because it was really hot. Then we had company and she wanted to stay home with them.
|Puddy keeping cool at home|