Friday, October 19, 2012
The last few weeks are a blur with being sick, planting and finishing up more canning, and I can't believe it is still hot!! I have the greenhouse going off five times a day trying to save my lettuce transplants, but it does not look good!! The only saving grace is the cooler evenings, but when the world provides lemons, make lemonade...in this case start throwing spinach in the ground as fast as you can in order to maybe sneak in a harvest before the dead of winter and/or hope that it overwinters for an early harvest in February/March, and also start more transplants inside in case you lose what is in the ground, and plant, plant, plant seed!! The meat chickens are at their "doubling" time...every time I go out there they seem to have doubled in size and the turkeys are really starting to take off too!! The new laying hens are in full production...though here at home we are eating a lot of "baby size" eggs :). The cows as you can see are enjoying the cleaning of the fields...squash plants are delicious...just ask them! The piglets should be here in a few weeks for the beginning of the next pork batch, and thank you everyone for the comments on how delicious it is...makes my day!! I spent quite a lot of time dealing with the tree order today and decided to ask if anyone wanted to hitch onto the order. These trees you will not find in the store and they are being ordered on rootstock specific to this region. Heirloom apples, peaches, pluots, plums, cherries, figs, etc. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide a list. I need to know by November 10th and the money is due then too. They will be delivered in January/February 2013 as bareroot. By the way...did you know the deep beige color on the butternut squash develops after it cures in the field...thought I would let you know...I had customers asking why mine was not like that; I was picking fresh from the vine...the rest are curing in the fields now :). Have a great week everyone!!