Summer is blazing it’s way in this week with lots more sunny, dry weather. Every growing season has its challenges and this year, it’s the lack of rain. It’s seems just about every day the wind is blowing strong, hot and dry. The RVCA has declared drought conditions and irrigation has been keeping the crew on their toes.
But we’re in the best place we could be here in our little glen by the river. Sitting on rich, clay soil we can relax a little, confident that our garden will hold the scarce our vegetables need to grow. Luckily, only one bed of turnips and one bed of spinach suffered from heat exhaustion and keeled over. Unfortunately, they were scheduled for our first baskets, which a puts a fair dent in our early vegetable selection, but everything else is puttering along and doing fine.
All in all, 2016 is off to a great start. The CSA is sold out, the crew is solid, and the sun is shining. We hope you’ll notice the effort we’ve put into the farmstore area this spring, in an effort to make your visits here more pleasurable.
Since we’ve signed our new lease and got our finances back in order, the idea of settling in and making things a bit more cozy has been on the forefront of our planning strategy. In any case, the pullets sure like it that I mow the lawn!
A bunch of email notifications have gone out for the various weekly vegetable boxes starting, but if you still have any questions, be sure to get in touch so we can sort it out.
Thanks, and see you soon!