I just swam in from the barn. I was seeing how the chickens fared from the latest deluge of water. It’s amazing how some have developed quite the backstroke! I have never seen any spring like this before. It’s just impossible to do much field work with the constant rain and not enough days in between to dry anything out. We have had to plant many things in conditions I would never ordinarily plant them in. We really can’t wait any longer to get summer crops in the ground and we’ll see what happens. A lot of early spring plantings are just sitting there waterlogged. Soon they will have to be pulled out in order to get summer things in whether they can be harvested or not. If you’re a control freak, this is not the job for you because you have none.
A couple of other notes:
Mark your calendars for our first cooking demo of the year on Friday night 6/29 at 6:30. The evening of culinary delights will feature Colleen Palumbo, The Savory Chef! Colleen will be showing you her techniques, answering questions and sharing recipes as she cooks up a tasting menu of farm goodies for you to try. You’re invited to BYOB and BYOC (chair). Complimentary summer beverages provided. A limited number of spots are available and we require pre-reservation and payment. Contact me if you would like to make a reservation. The cost is $25. Our past cooking demos have been a lot of fun! We hope you can attend.
Also, we will have our first batch of fresh chicken in our coolers by Thursday. These are whole chickens packaged as you would get from the grocery store. Raised here humanely with sun (mostly rain) and fresh air. They will be available fresh not frozen Thursday and Friday 12-7 each day and then into the freezer and available during market hours. They are priced at $4.79/pound.
Don’t forget June’s School of Crops session will be this Wednesday evening at 7. The session is $15. If you’re interested in growing some of your own food, this month we will roam the farm and talk about how to do it and dealing with the weather and the pests. Wear old shoes or boots. Please RSVP for the Wednesday evening session by tomorrow (Tuesday) at midnight.
Wednesday evening yoga is at 6:30
Thank you, as always, for your support of our farm.