Today is Labor Day. It’s an odd name for a day off of work. I didn’t get the day off. Most farmers don’t. Cows don’t take holidays; they still get milked twice a day. Chickens don’t take holidays; they still need food and water, eggs need to be collected. Weeds don’t take holidays. They don’t even slow down their growth! Day length and nighttime temperatures will slow them down, but not national holidays. Today, even though I don’t have cows or chickens, I definitely do have weeds, so I weeded. I also planted so my CSA members might have some lettuce in October (they haven’t seen any for weeks and weeks). Then some watering needed to be done, because it still doesn’t rain around here. There were tomatoes to pick and beans to pick and okra to pick and squash to pick and horrid squash bugs to kill. Farmers labor on Labor Day and it means you have food to eat!
So in honor of farmers laboring on Labor Day, we will have a No-labor Day on this Saturday, which happens to be the second Saturday which is usually our volunteer day on the farm. We will have not be working on the farm this Saturday. I will be taking Saturday off. Please don’t come expecting to work, because I will be not laboring on that day. The stand will also not be open this week.
Enjoy your first full week of September!