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Sunny Weather again - Horray!

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

We are appreciating the sun again.  8 inches of rain in one week is a bit hard to handle especially when you are farming on a hillside.

The good news is that it looks like we only lost a few of our broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.  Most things were able to withstand the streams and the wet feet and things are drying up well now with the heat.

So far this year, our broccoli heads are quite small.  We don't know if it is because of weather or if it has to do with the soil.  Many other things, however are doing very well. 

Sweet Corn is up to our knees as the saying goes that good corn should be "Knee high by the fourth of July".

We have started harvesting beefsteak tomatoes and hope to send some in the full boxes this week with cherry tomatoes going in the half boxes.  With a warm week in the forecast, we will probably have many more tomatoes available next week.  These are one of our most popular items at our roadside stand!

 


Here is a photo of our first seeding of carrots.  We hope to start harvesting carrots in two to three weeks along with new potatoes.

Our pepper crop is also doing better than I've ever seen before.  The way they look at this point it looks like we will have lots and lots!

 


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