2019, June

Farm update – 6/16/2019

Tomatoes, okra, and beans are really picking up production now. This is the first year we've grown green beans (granted ours are a mix of not only green but yellow and purple too) and I'm loving picking them. I haven't picked green beans since I was a kid, and being in the bean patch brings… Continue reading Farm update – 6/16/2019

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2019, June

Farm update – 6/9/2019

It finally started raining again after 24 (hot!) days without rain. It's rained a little bit each day for 4 days now, though today's 3/4 of an inch probably qualifies as more than a bit. And we still have rain in the forecast for two more days! Looking at national temperature and precipitation maps shows… Continue reading Farm update – 6/9/2019

2019, June

Farm update – 6/2/2019

June! June on the farm for me means two things: pickles and tomatoes. The former is a delight that lasts all year, while the latter is savored in the moment, often only for a few short weeks. We kicked June off right, making 12 quarts of dill pickles this weekend. We'll probably do two more… Continue reading Farm update – 6/2/2019

2018, June

Farm update – 6/24/2018

As I was photographing the peanut beds this week, capturing the first flowers, I realized that I pretty much take the same photos year after year. I guess I never grow tired of seeing the first potato/okra/peanut/etc. flower, nor the first baby peppers and tomatoes, and so much more. It's part of the magic of… Continue reading Farm update – 6/24/2018

2018, June

Farm update – 6/17/2018

This week has brought archetypal summer weather: heat and humidity, briefly broken by scattered afternoon thunderstorms, followed by even higher humidity and heat. Some of the storms haven't been so brief, and some have been heavy, so we've actually picked up quite a bit of rain this week and are getting a couple of days… Continue reading Farm update – 6/17/2018