THIS WEEK’S HARVEST:
Cherry Tomatoes $3.50/pint
Collard Greens $2.50/bunch
Eggs $3.00/half dozen
Eggplant (limited quantity) $3.00/lb
Green Beans $3.00/quart
Lettuce (limited quantity) $2.00/head
Summer Squash $1.50/lb
Swiss Chard $2.50/bunch
Sweet Peppers $4.00/lb
Herbs $1.50/bunch (may include *basil, *cilantro, sage, oregano, thyme, lavender, mint, chives,
Raw Honey from the bees on the property $14 for a 12 oz. jar
Flower Bouquets – $5.00/small
*LOTS OF TOMATOES – get some for canning.
The Circle of Life
As a farmer, I am honing my skills of observation. Each day every plant IS different from the day before; it has grown, made new blossoms, new leaves, it has ripe fruit, or its health is being threatened. To watch and observe this makes me better understand how I am to act with and for these plants. I believe that when a plant contracts a disease or attracts a pest that is bound to destroy it, it is an indication that the plant is unwell and is promoting its own end. When the plant does not have access to enough nutrients in the soil, and cannot sustain its health, bugs start to appear. If we are able to sense this sooner and address the issue, the plant is able to bounce back, but sometimes it is too late. I have sometimes succeeded at watching and intervening early enough and sometimes failed. I am hoping that the more I do this watching, the better I may get.
This dry and hot season is challenging. This heat factor I cannot control, but we have been diligent about watering the field. New seeds are struggling a little bit with germinating- especially the lettuce seeds that I cut for the salad mix. But I want to tell you that I do have a lot of heads of lettuce that I am hoping will be strong enough and grow well for market. Send your good vibes to this sensitive charming crop.
Nature is powerful!
I hope that you are staying cool and eating well!
A Little Something Else:
You Reading This, Be Ready
By William Stafford
Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?
Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?
When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life –
What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?