Well it looks like two weeks have slipped by without a peep from me.
Pushing the season on a number of crops, much earlier than usual has kept us busy.
The early dry weather was a help in getting crops in early.
The wet weather in the beginning of May made it more difficult to get crops into the field and more difficult to get into town, but it did offer the benefit of some nice big mushrooms along with some giant overwintered spinach in the cold frame.
Our Farm Share (CSA) items were slow in coming on but we had our first offering last week.
We have managed to get 4 ½
acres of sweet corn, ½ acre of tomatoes,
¼ acre of onions, ¼ acre of cantaloupes (gambleloupes) and 1/8
acre of potatoes planted but the current cold snap had us covering many of them up.
The spring crops in our Farm Share plantings really took off this past week.
Legend 1: Our first week’s Farm Share
Legend 2: Flooded shortcut to town
Legend 3: Patsy with morels and overwintered spinach
Legend 4: Farm Share beds in early May
Legend 5: Our second week’s Farm Share
Legend 6: Patsy and Norma transplanting tomatoes
Legend 7: Fields being prepared for our first main season cantaloupe planting
Legend 8: Early tomatoes and cantaloupes covered during cold weather