Making Hay While the Sun Shines — Knuckle Down News, Week 4

There is the sweet smell of freshly cut hay in the slightly cooler air this evening. My fingers are still crossed for some rain showers even though the forecast looks decidedly clear. I haven’t been out to check the well, but am relieved to at least have clouds and drop in humidity after last weekend!

It has been busy around here with cousin visits, some from Australia and some from Toronto. A good excuse to float in the river and eat frozen treats, which was all we could really do in the heatwave.

I will keep this short, so I can get a few minutes of field work in before Max wakes up and Ernest needs to be put to bed.

Before I go though, I should mention kohlrabi, the vegetable that some of you might not be familiar with. This year we have both green and purple kohlrabi, it can be peeled sliced and eaten raw for a refreshing snack. For those of you interested in dressing it up, here are some more fanciful suggestions from the Huffington Post

This Week’s Share

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Kohlrabi
  • Tomatoes
  • Parsley, cilantro and dill

more possible cuccumbers

Hay Made While the Sun Shone

Kohlrabi Overlords

Possible Cucumber Flowers

Organic Tomatoes on the vine

Blurry Predator. Organic Pest Control.

cousins in the grass