Farm Update 07-16-20

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a nice week and enjoyed the sunshine. Another shorter update this week.

So, around the farm it’s basically Weeds, and Bugs, and Woodchucks – Oh My! This is pretty much the usual. Quite a few of the crops are still running late or are misbehaving by not growing at even close to a standard pace. This seems to be a more and more frequent occurrence, and does not seem to be crop specific, so I’ll be looking into this a little more to see if I can find a way to deal with it short of using more chemicals.

Local Corn will be available this week, as will Local Raspberries and now Local Blueberries. I was able to get more of the Macintosh Apples people seemed to like, and a bunch of Cantaloupe this week. Plus, based on the initial response, I got some more Haas Avocados. No Strawberries this week due to a transport issue. You can find the full list for this week on the What’s Available page.

All the chickens are doing well. The “Tubby Little Buggers”, as I call the meat chickens, appear to have almost doubled in size in the week I’ve had them, and are doing their darnedest to eat me out of house and home. Seriously, they eat almost 25% more per day right now than the laying hens, who are full-size adult birds. So far it’s quite an experience having them, especially on the coop cleaning side of things.

Not a whole lot else going on, with everyday work eating up most of my time. So I guess that’s about it for this week’s update. A big thanks again to all those who came by the farm. Have a great week.