Farm Update 06-08-18

Hope all of you are doing well out there. Work on the farm continues as always. Due to the late start from the late April snowfall I am still getting some work done now that should have been done then, but hey, those are the breaks. The 3-week backlog of work from then is almost complete. I figure it’ll be another week or so until I’ve kinda caught up with where I should be for this time of year.

More of the same crops are going in the ground this week, and as it does, planting will continue through into early August. The greenhouses I built are doing an exceedingly fine job on helping the plants grow to a nice size and really fill out before they are hardened for field planting. I’m also pretty sure I’m going to try using them to extend out the tomato and couple of other crops’ seasons.

The plants already in the ground are generally coming along well. Thankfully, the weather this year has been much better than last, and even though it’s still on the cooler side the drier conditions make for a better overall situation.

Given that it is still early in the season, there will only be limited crops again for this week. Please be sure to check the What’s Available page for the most up-to-date listings.

There is sad news to be reported. Very early Wednesday morning Stinky the chicken succumbed to complications arising from the intestinal infection, which resulted from her contracting Thrush. After initially responding well to the medication her recovery plateaued, and then suddenly reversed on Sunday evening. Realizing what was going on I made her as comfortable as I could and continued the treatments in hopes she would still eventually recover. Sadly it was not to be.

The rest of the ladies are doing well and are now churning out eggs. The overall size of eggs continues to increase, so that now the vast majority of them are at least large-sized.

In other chicken-related news, the coyotes are back. They were heard just inside the tree line just before dark on Wednesday night. I’ve rechecked the security of the coop, and hopefully it will keep the coyotes, as well as the other predators out.

Once again this week there will be limited amounts of a few veg items. I’m still pushing a few crops along as quickly as I can, but can’t make them go any faster for fear they will either bolt or keel over from the stress. If you come by the farm and don’t see an item that’s listed as available, please ask. Because I’m unsure of how many people I’ll see per day this time of year, I don’t pick a whole lot to put out, but I may be able to cut more of those items I am currently harvesting.

I guess that’s about it for this update. If you have any questions please shoot me an email or text.

Hope to see you all at the farm soon. Have a great week.