Ernest and I just arrived home to a deluge of rain and hail after a lovely morning of informal workshops and tours organized by the Eastern chapter of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario. Once in a while it’s good to get off the farm and see what other farmers are doing. I always pick up at least a thing or two, as well as have a chance to complain about the weather!
Last week flew by just like these crazy storms, but with the help of my family and my hardworking volunteers Lauren and Hannah (posing here as nimble farm nymphs), tomatoes were pruned and trellised inside the greenhouse and in the field. Squash, Melon and Cabbage was transplanted, Carrots were weeded, Thistles were mowed down again and I even hand seeded a patch of Sweet Corn.
Now if we could get a little sunshine please.
Some things that may be in your share this week:
- Garlic Scapes
- Kohlrabi — If you’re unfamiliar with this little UFO vegetable, check out this link
- Salad Turnips
- Baby Carrots or Beets
- Collards or Spinach
Note for Toronto Members: In my enthusiasm to be all set up on time last week, I wrote the wrong number of beets/carrots on the chalk board! That means some of you missed out. If you were one of those people, never fear, I will bring your beets this week instead.
The killdeer eggs above were being very noisily protected from my attempts at pepper weeding until one day they vanished. A somewhat less considerate racoon perhaps? Or perhaps they hatched?