2016, July

Farm update – 7/4/2016

Happy Fourth of July!

This week’s Whole Farm basket includes a butternut squash, a zucchini, three cucumbers, a bell pepper, a slicing tomato, and 0.75 lb mixed sun gold and cherry tomatoes. Check out what else is in season on the Currently Available page.

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Whole Farm basket

My goal over the past three or four weeks was to be “caught up” on farm work specifically so that we could take some time away from it and relax over the holiday weekend. And relax we did, but not because everything was done that needing getting done. We’ve been chasing this mythical “caught up” state for months, never seeming to come any closer to the goal. However, I’ve come to realize that there’s always more work to do on the farm than can be done in a day, a weekend, a week, and so, whether I take a weekend off to see a movie, catch up with old friends, and bake favorite desserts or work nonstop, there’s always more to be done. Now that I’ve finally come to accept that we’ll never be “caught up,” it actually feels freeing. Every day I can accomplish a little more than what was done the day before, but I’ve quit (ok, am trying to quit) worrying about how much remains on the to-do list. After all, there’s truth in the proverb: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Nonetheless, some work was accomplished around the farm this weekend. We managed to plant a row of the beautiful Schronce’s Deep Black Peanut; sow additional pumpkin, spaghetti squash, zucchini, and basil seed; weed about a quarter of the field; as well as reorganize and update our vegetable processing and packaging areas.

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