Welcome to fall, or at least welcome to the post-Labor Day time of year. I hope everyone had a great time this summer, and despite the weather was able to get in all the fun activities you wanted. Here on the farm, the work is now quickly shifting over to the fall schedule. As was previously mentioned, there are some operational changes that take place, though not really anything that someone visiting would notice.
In the field, the crops that made it through the rains of the summer are still doing pretty well. I will be getting into the Winter Squash and Pumpkin patch over the next week, though I do not have particularly high hopes for a good set of crops from either. The next round of Snap Peas I had planted are getting bigger, but have not yet begun to flower, so it’ll be a couple more weeks at least.
Speaking of flowers, the Gladiola are still blooming like crazy. They will not be around too much longer, so be sure to swing by and check out the great colors. The Field Flowers are also doing great, and for those who did not ask when at the stand – the flowers toward the front with the reds, yellow, and orange are called Pampas Plume Celosia and they are annuals.
The little tubbies, aka Broiler Chickens, are getting big rather quickly. If they maintain this growth rate, then I will likely be processing for Fresh Chicken next week. It’s not definite yet, and would be the following week at the latest, but please be sure to check back if they are what you’re looking to get. Also, if you are thinking about ordering a few for over the winter, please don’t wait too long to let me know.
There was a major run on Preserves last week, with the holiday and all, so as of right now there are a few types sold out. Until I get a chance, which may even be this afternoon/evening, both sizes of Raspberry and Strawberry-Rhubarb are sold out. I will be making more shortly, it’s just a matter of squeezing them into the list of critically important things that must be accomplished in short order. That list is like 5 pages long, but who’s counting, right.
That’s it for this week’s update. Thanks again to everyone who has come by and helped support the farm. Hope you all have a great week.