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Summer: Only The Beginning

July 8, 2015

A major landmark on our street has been removed.  Now, when we look to the South, we no longer see vulgar graffiti, but rather St. Stanislaus church – quite a shift.

 

That leaves only one house, an occupied one, remaining on our block of Wilson St.

The weather has been pleasant, albeit damp.  But, thanks to our wonderful new raised bed system out in the field, nothing is suffering from too much water.  Things are looking mighty nice.  We have enjoyed meals made with a few red tomatoes, some yummy new potatoes, fresh peas, baby cabbage, delicious Walla Walla onions.

The okra seems to be very, very sad this year, even though I put it in the hoop house for extra heat and better soil.  I don’t know what it’s problem is, but I will be surprised if we get more than a handful.  Each year something is wildly successful and something is a fail.

My photographer took some pictures from around the farm.  Remember, she is the flower lady, so her camera is irresistibly drawn to the flowers.  I must give credit where credit is due:  Titus and Mark also contributed some pictures.

Don’t forget that this week is the Second Saturday Work Day.  Come out, lend a hand, and enjoy the farm!  The work day starts at 9:00 and ends at noon. We are also opening up our stand this Saturday from 10:00 until 12:30.  You will have to come and see for yourself what goodies we have available this week, as I don’t have a definite idea what will be left after CSA harvests on Thursday (I’m not that organized!).  You can also see the cute little shed Bob the Beekeeper donated to us.  It was built by Bob McCarthy, a former Buffalo Public School teacher and given to Bob Brockman, the beekeeper.  Now it graces our farm site and will be useful for our farm stand.

See you Saturday!

Janice

 

 

 

 

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