2019, June

Farm update – 6/30/2019

As we close out June, we're also getting close to the end of some of our early summer veggies, notably cucumbers, squash, and zucchini. These historically last to the end of the first week in July, so we're right about on schedule. Several weeks back when it was so hot, we were worried they wouldn't… Continue reading Farm update – 6/30/2019

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2019, June

Farm update – 6/23/2019

With the farm in good hands, I snuck off for a quick backpacking adventure in Arizona this week. Because it's already hot enough in Georgia, I escaped up to the Mogollon Rim, which forms the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. At 8,000 feet the top of the Rim is pleasantly cooler than the desert… Continue reading Farm update – 6/23/2019

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

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