This Week on the Farm 10/28
It has been cold, wet, and very windy this week. Harvesting the potatoes and sweet potatoes Wednesday afternoon was a challenge. The strong gusts of wind made it difficult to stay on our feet and the soil was wet and cold after all of the rain we had this weekend. We are thankful it did rain this weekend since our cover crop seeds needed the moisture.
Wash enjoys the wind a lot and chases after leaves and other things that are blown about in the wind. He feels plumper now that his winter coat has started to come in and he should be able to handle the cold weather headed our way.
The wind has at least helped keep the frost at bay, which has been nice for us. The lettuce is still looking really good and we will have a fair amount left. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in more lettuce, let us know and we should be able to provide you with some tasty greens.
As I was updating the website today I looked back through all of the old posts and photos of this season. Tyler and I are absolutely thrilled at how great this season went. Even though the day to day drudgery of weeding got old very quickly, this season went by so fast that we can barely believe it. If you haven’t already, take a look at the “Shares” page on our website. We took a photo of each weeks box and it is really cool to see what we produced this summer. I counted how many different types of veggies were in all of the boxes and we had more than 60 varieties!
Our calculations for the majority of the crops were pretty accurate as to amount needed to fill all of our shares. We do have extra potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, brussels sprouts, rutabaga, butternut squash, and pie pumpkins.
Because we have all of this extra produce, we are going to offer a “storage share.” This will be a one time full share box of root vegetables. We are offering 10 shares at $35 per share on a first come first served basis. The shares will only be available at the Rio drop-off site.
Pick up will be Thursday, November 4 from 4PM to 7PM. If you live in Madison or Appleton, you are welcome to come pick up the share at the farm. We would love to see you and show you around! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your share.
THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON!!!