Farm Update, May 16, 2018

Well this week at the farm has been a real nail biter. Our phones seemed inundated with warnings of tornadoes, flash floods, and severe storms delivering golf ball sized hail. All we could do was ignore the alerts and keep plugging away at the day to day and accept that there are things we can control and things we can’t. It seems that farming is made up of equal parts knowledge, hard work, and a roll of the dice. We are always trying to minimize two of these by increasing our knowledge and ingenuity. Mother Nature, however, is constantly throwing curve balls and giving us something to react to. This week it was a herd of deer that decided they had an appetite for young tomato plants.

We continued to problem solve, prepare beds and plant our summer veggies. This is also our first year growing pumpkins, fall squash, and indian corn. I went through each packet of seeds noting the days to maturation and counted backwards from when I know we start bringing those items to market.

That’s all for this week. We’ve got our fingers crossed for nice weather this Saturday, May 19th for our Strawberry JamFest. Looking forward to seeing everyone to kick off our 2018 Growing Season. Have a great week.