CSA Harvest ~ August 29th

Verena
Verena

We said good-bye to interns David Rittenhouse and Verena Eichenberger.  They were with us for a long time and we appreciate their help.  In fact, the farm would not look half as good without the help we get from all our interns.  May their paths be blessed!

David
David

We welcome Courtney Kocher from Illinois who started her internship this week.

As for vegetables, we have lots of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers peppers, and beets. We have a small amount of broccoli and pole beans. We'll cut basil and Swiss Chard again this week.  There's a new planting of mesclun lettuce to cut. We'll continue to give everyone garlic and the harvesters will get okra.

Hagar and the Shetland Sheep
Hagar and the Shetland Sheep

Our eggplants did not do well this year, but we'll have at least 1 for each of you this week. The corn is ready.  It is so sweet and tender, it hardly needs cooking! And the potatoes are in; an early red potato that is creamy when cooked.

Dill weed heads are available for pickling. Cut your own while you're here.

2 thoughts on “CSA Harvest ~ August 29th”

  1. Greetings,
       Wanted to check with you on your ram. I hope you are well satisfied with him! Did he produce well for you? He has a twin born this year, but with horns.   Your friend, Sherry Ecker

    1. Hi Sherry ~
      Adonis gave us 10 beautiful lambs from the our ewes. Only 2 have his coloring, but others have the crimp. Unfortunately, we had to cull him because he was a bad father. He showed a tendency to harm his newborns such that we had to isolate him from the flock. We never had a ram who directed his aggressiveness towards his babies, although we’ve culled aggressive rams who destroyed fencing and poles. But we don’t regret buying him from you and wish you well with your flock.

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