Hello friends! Greetings from under a tree. It’s too hot to be outside, but too cold for my overheated body in the AC; the shade will have to do. This week brings sweltering temperatures, but we’re prepared. Dad sets the start time to 6 a.m. instead of 7, and we get everything finished in safe(r) temperatures…

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After last week, a windy, cool and damp stretch for 7 or 8 days, today really seemed like spring! We didn’t get a lot of rain last week, about a half inch. After a sunny weekend, the soil worked up very nicely on Monday, so we hope to plant plants and seed many seeds today…

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I hope you’re enjoying your summer, which has already been starting to feel like more like fall on some recent days! We’re very busy on the farm today so I’ll keep it short — Jessica is away for a week, and cover crops need to be seeded, dirt turned, fall carrots weeded and watered, fall…

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This week we have been weeding, seeding for fall, watering, and harvesting. We’ve had some great meals with carrots, beans, greens, and beets. And finally, we poured the floor for a new greenhouse as well. We hope to have the greenhouse finished by October, and we plan to use it for spring transplants, which we…

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Thanks for reading, and for your support! We’ve been busy in the last week. With the heat and rain, the weeds have come out full force, along with bugs like earwigs. We saw a lot of them today. We tried to make sure none of them stuck around as we rinsed and packed your food,…

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We hope that all of your basements are dry. We are more concerned with too much water, too fast, in our gardens. We know that some rows of seedlings are buried by soil that got hammered by the heavy rains. Some plants look pretty beat up, and we will not be able to do more…

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Thanks to Cora, who sent three good-looking recipes to us this week! Here they are in case you’d like to try them: Quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes and kale (http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-salad-with-roasted-sweet-potatoes-kale-dried-cranberries-red-onion) Sausage kale strata (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/01/sausage-kale-strata) Roasted root vegetable candy (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/roasted-root-vegetable-candy) The moisture has been nice, but we are still behind with seeding and planting, and…

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We are finally getting back to closer-to-normal temperatures. In a pre-season survey of past subscribers, some of you asked for more information about less-familiar produce. For those who want to experiment with some new recipes, here are several ranging from easy to more complex. We haven’t kitchen-tested them, so if you try one and like…

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The weather is beginning to look like spring. It has been brutal- not really that cold, but the lack of sunlight in April and colder-than-average March has us 3-4 weeks late with many seedings, plantings, and soil preparation. The ground is still cool, and seeds we got in between rain or snow have been slow…

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Yes, the tomatoes are FINALLY ripening in numbers. They still have a long way to go after a late start from our cool spring, and we are hoping that the weather will continue to be good so that we get some decent production before any hard frosts hit. Enjoy the taste of summer! We need…

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