Spring Growth

Spring Growth

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8th


Its raining as I write this on Sunday afternoon. Happy farmers and happy family. I like how the rain dictates our week. Now that it's rained a solid 1/2 inch we know that we can't cultivate (tractor speak for weed) tomorrow, or probably the next day either if the weather radar plays out like it's predicting. That narrowing of options is comforting. Cultivation usually scores high up there on the list of priority, so to have it knocked right off by circumstance is a bit of a gift. Don't have to jockey around that priority any more. Rain (when it's been dry for awhile) usually frees us up to do some long lingering task that has just never made it to the top of the list while the soil is dry. So. Tomorrow harvest (that happens rain or shine), and then that long nagging list of things that need special circumstances to make the cut. Move the chicken house and set up new pasture. Palletize the heavy bags of soil that hold down remay in the field, and then get them out of there so that the fields are clear for field work. Drag some drip tape to a new field. Sucker the tunnel tomatoes. Clean up the shop. Basically house keeping kinds of tasks that make everything nicer once they're done. Ahhhhh.

Veggie Forecast:
tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets, cukes, summer squash, lettuce, kale, chard, onions, garlic

u-pick: EDEMAME, chard, kale, flowers, hot peppers, maybe cherry tomatoes if they ripen up

Cayuga Sunrise Farm (from across the road and behind Sweet Land Farm) will be selling organic sweet corn at the distribution this week and as more ripens. All the cropland that we farm is organic production of grains and forages along with some sweet corn and pumpkins this year. We are growing a yellow sweet corn called Golden Beauty and a Bi-color variety called Delectable. The deer ate our earliest planting but now our mid-planting is ready with much more to come from our late planting. We will be selling our organic sweet corn for $5/dozen. We will be glad to take orders for larger quantities.

Alright, See you around,

No comments: