Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has cabbage, kohlrabi, potatoes, green peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, onions, and parsley   Field Notes.  Ken got a new area set up for the pigs, and we moved them Friday.   Ken is also irrigating green houses, planting fall crops, and more.  The soil is dry, but I am careful what I wish for – some friends  just got six inches of rain!   Ken checked his …

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Thank You, Pollinators!

About a third of our food requires pollination.  Any food crop that flowers and sets fruit like apples and many vegetables like peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and berries needs an insect or bird or even some mammal to pollinate the flower for a successful harvest.   We have a good population of native pollinators like bumblebees here.           This week I have seen some Monarch butterflies, too.  And …

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New Spot for Pigs

After Thursday’s great escape, new pig pasture moved to the top of the priority list.  In spite of the heat Ken went to work.   Friday morning Ken first moved the troughs, so the pigs and Oscar knew where to go.  Then I showed up and Ken opened the gate.     The pigs meandered and two headed into the new spot.  One over shot the fence, so Ken and Oscar herded him around and …

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