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From the Fields 6.7.17

Posted 6/7/2017 7:21pm by Joe Baughman.

Hi All,
Have you ever heard the old saying “let’s make hay while the sun is shining”? The neighboring farms around here have been doing just that. There has been a bustle of tractors and hay implements going up and down the roads taking advantage of the sunny dry days to get the hay in. I love it when they cut hay there is a sweet smell in the air for several days and the landscape takes on a different view. It also reduces the pollen in the air, which has been very heavy this year. Here on the farm we to have been taking advantage of the sunny, dry, and mild weather and have made some strides in getting somewhat caught up, at least being able to see a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. We could not ask for better working conditions then what we have had this week. The dry fields have allowed us to finally finish the last third of our potato planting. A month late but I feel they will be alright as they are our winter storing varieties and will be fine as long as we get some rain this summer. Speaking of rain, we could use a little it’s been almost 2 weeks now and getting a little dry. I know there is no pleasing us farmers either too much rain or not enough. We will continue to make hay while the sun is shining and hope for just enough rain in between.
Planted this week: As said above the last of the potatoes, finally. We transplanted Sweet Bell Peeper Plants to the field and high tunnels, as well Jalapeno Peppers. A succession planting of cucumbers, green onions, and Asian Greens. One other finally and about time Green Beans, late but they should be ok.
In the shares: Kale (see the recipe for Kale Chips and Kale Pesto. Beets, Purple and Orange Carrot mix (half shares), and lettuce mix. Full shares will receive asparagus this week.
Enjoy the mild weather summer is coming.
Jim

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