Wacky weather whiplash pattern continues. Last week it was a scorching 95 degrees; then quicker than you can say “summer’s here?” a few days later it’s cold, overcast and raining (what a BLESSING!).
The poor plants are totally confused and so are we – sweater on, sweater off, on, off?
In the garden, the elephant garlic is just about ready to harvest and we’ve been digging up pounds and pounds of tasty potatoes! Just today made a potato salad with home canned pickled carrots and homegrown celery – so yummy! Can’t beat the flavor and texture of homegrown potatoes!
The summer crops are slowly replacing the spring greens and brassicas. Justin informed me that they already spotted the hated (invasive) bagrada bug due to the heat. Bugger!
As head manager of the front porch farm stand, my duties include not only managing the operation, taking orders and such but also filling them. Think that’s my favorite part: to be out in the garden early in the morning harvesting the lovely bouquet of greens. I do declare that one morning we all picked nearly 30 lbs of greens to fill the orders that morning! Whew!
Bouquet of greens, indeed. One of our customers exclaimed, “If I ever got married, this would be my bouquet.” Awwww.
276 lb produce
Eggs 141 (Duck) 73 (Chicken)
2011 YEAR TO DATE
939 lb produce
Eggs 486 (Duck) 190 (Chicken)