Following a very hot and dry July appears to be a very hot and dry August. The crops
do not want to grow, and we have been keeping the wells going overtime to keep plants
alive and producing. We were lucky in July that we got 0.37 inches of rain. It didn’t
do much, but it settled the dust for a little while and cooled everything down for
a couple afternoons. We had hoped that tropical storm Don might send a little rain
our way, but all we got was cloud cover for last Saturday’s market which is better
Well the heat has defiantly set in now. The squash and cherry tomatoes have shown
up early this year, but hopefully they will have a long season. Rain is something
that we are desperately in need of, but there does not appear to be any coming in
the near future. The basil is doing fairly well and looks to be managing with the
heat... At least so far. We have started to pull garlic, so that will keep us busy
for a while. The asparagus has finally called it quits. It was amazing that it lasted
as long as it did with the hot weather that we have had.
Asparagus is here, but with the warm weather, the season looks like it will be rather
short this year. Spring looks like it is going to be extra short this year. Hopefully
we will receive more rain before the heat of summer sets in. The greenhouse is full
of seedlings, so we will be busy planting within the next month or so.
Well we finally have the web site back up and running just in time for the new year.
Unfortunately, with all that needs to be done on the farm the web site is often relegated
to the bottom of the list. After a short trip to Canada, we have been busily working
on seeding out new plants to prepare for spring and summer. We are in the process
of getting the onions planted to allow for green onions come the spring. Other work
on the farm includes covering up some of the crops to help them survive some of the
colder nights. The freeze during Christmas week effected the farm by freezing most
of the cauliflower and some of the broccoli.