The rain of the last few days has been an amazing blessing. It’s something to revel in – the feeling of standing outside in the warm-but-not-too-hot sun, bare feet planted on well-watered soil, with vigorous growth underway on all sides. It’s ideal growing weather – what a thrill! The rain provided ample opportunities to plant seeds and seedlings under
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We worked really hard in this week’s extreme heat. Although there is so much work to be done, Julie feels that we have a good, strong handle on it all, and that we’re further along than in previous years. In the vegetable fields, the lack of rain means that our veggies aren’t growing very fast.
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Central to the work on the farm this week has been picking up the hay, cut by Dan and raked by Leo, and taking it directly to the fields to mulch. We have about 140 beds in our farm fields, and our goal is to mulch five beds a day until they are all done.
Lots of good work done this week on the farm, and lots more still to do! In the vegetable fields, Julie is feeling excited about the progress of the potatoes. They were planted on April 15th in the pond field garden which has struggled a lot with grass. Even after ripping, there was still a