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Another Month Has Passed

July 10, 2014

So, another month has gone by and I still haven’t written that post I promised.  That should tell you what kind of month June has been and how the beginning of July has been spent doing catch-up.  I haven’t forgotten, just haven’t had any time.  But you can come on over for our monthly work day on Saturday, July 12, from 9:00 until 12:00 and see for yourself what is going on.  Things are growing, both wanted and unwanted.  And, with the recent rains, it makes it easier to remove the unwanted plants.

Here’s a peek at what happened last work day.  We weeded the onion patch and mulched it with straw.

June workday

June workday


Last time I posted a picture about a baby hoop house we added in the spring;  this time I’m posting a picture of a baby baby that joined our family this spring  (that might help explain what has been swallowing up so much of my time).

momma and Hazel

momma and Hazel

No, of course she isn’t mine;  she’s my daughter’s and her husband’s.  She arrived on our very first CSA day last month – the same day my daughter’s dog tried to take on a skunk (talk about a comedy of complications!)  Her parents named her Hazel and she is lovely!  We are truly blessed!

Not every June day is filled with roses and sunshine.  We came out one Saturday morning and found the windows on our hoop house’s beautiful  French doors  smashed.  It took some doing because we found the offending rock about half-way through the hoop house demonstrating how much force was needed to break the glass.  Of course that meant there was shattered glass that far into the hoop house as well.  Mark and the boys spent their morning cleaning up

hoophouse glass

hoophouse glass

broken glass and replacing the lovely windows with whatever material was available.  I asked my artistic daughter to take a picture of the scene, and she turned it into a study of  broken tempered glass design.   It does look kind of interesting.

hoophouse glass

hoophouse glass


June began our CSA season and so far the members have received six buckets of fresh vegetables.  This week they received fava beans amongst other veggies.  Fava beans grow well for me here.  If anyone is interested in buying some fresh fava beans, come on by Saturday morning between 10:00 and 12:30 to our stand right here on the farm.   I sell them for $6.00 a bag – a bag will weigh about one pound.  We also have Swiss chard, scallions, some herbs, and perhaps some other random items, like fresh garlic, kohlrabi, and carrots.  We’ll have to wait one more week to have green beans.

CSA's in the making

CSA’s in the making

So there, I finally did it!  I updated the blog!  I hear all your congratulatory cheers and feel much better about life.  (hear the big sigh of relief)

Until next time,


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Brenda Weidenhammer permalink
    July 10, 2014 6:46 pm

    What a cute pic of daughter and baby Hazel! Bet she is adorable, daughter a happy mama and you a proud grammy! 🙂

    • wilsonstreeturbanfarm permalink*
      July 10, 2014 8:54 pm

      Right on all three accounts!

  2. Leslie Porto permalink
    July 12, 2014 8:33 am

    Dear Janice,
    I loved hearing about your new grandchild, Hazel. And grew very angry about your glass being shattered, but you had a way of melting it away and gave me another perspective. I pray this individual comes forward to learn about what you are doing and thus will come away with a heightened appreciation , instead of wondering how far and high hard one has to throw the rock to break the glass.

  3. wilsonstreeturbanfarm permalink*
    July 12, 2014 8:44 am

    Hi Leslie,
    Thanks for reading the blog! Yeah, it can be frustrating dealing with some people and situations, but if one can find compassion, humor, or beauty somewhere in it, it makes one’s life much more peaceful.
    Hope your summer is going well.


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