July flew by and August is upon us

Since my last post, about 6 weeks ago, the weather has been practically perfect.  Days in the mid 70’s, nights in the low 60’s. Plenty of rain.  But it’s not perfect for growing summer vegetables which thrive on hotter days and nights.  Fortunately, most of our crops are ripening slowly but surely.  It’s been great lettuce weather.  If we had known the weather would be this mild we would have planted spinach!  Still, we maintain a spirit of gratitude for what we are given every day – our lives, our homes, our farm, our family and our friends. And we are grateful for the abundance all around us.  DSCF3208 DSCF3207 We’ve enjoyed the short-term help and companionship of Belgian intern Mathilde Bonte, DSCF3158 North Carolina native Sahil Dayal, DSCF3178 Connecticut apprentice Katie Fisher, DSCF3215 as well as the ongoing relationship with full season intern Gigi Sobilo. DSCF3173 The CSA is in its 10th week and we’re expecting a heavy harvest tomorrow including Provider green beans, Nevada lettuce, many tomato varieties, sweet and hot peppers, carrots, shallots, garlic, Swiss chard, zucchini and crookneck squash, and parsley.  Corn is just days away. DSCF3192 Photo 28.07.14 12 45 04 We appreciate our CSA members who come on schedule every Thursday morning to help harvest, sort and bag the produce. DSCF3162 DSCF3161 Shah Jahan excited us in June and July as he displayed his feather for all to see. It must have worked its magic for his lady Mumtaz  is now far off sitting on her eggs and is rarely seen.  Shah lost all his long tail feathers  in the last few weeks and has stopped crowing. He quietly awaits her return. 14497462101_14cacc1e32_q                DSCF3209 Our 4 Muscovy ducklings are growing.  They are never far apart from each other. DSCF3197 DSCF3196 Sending positive vibrations out into the universe and hoping that the good work of  Three Roods Farm brings peace and happiness to many. Photo 25.07.14 16 20 38 Photo 17.07.14 11 17 58 Photo 17.07.14 11 17 19 IMG_9323 IMG_9211 DSCF3219 DSCF3181 DSCF3185