Onions and beets

We had a good inch or more of rain last Thursday evening, which is the most we have had since the wet period in May. You’ll notice that produce is a bit dirtier this week and may require another rinse or two, especially the head lettuce, due to the rainfall. We can ease up on watering this week, but we likely will need to turn the hydrants on again by the weekend.

We have a group of college students coming over this afternoon, which should be interesting. I anticipate many good questions, and I always enjoy having a group of students and teachers come through our farm.

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I need to go back outside; I see onions and beets being hauled past my window!

–John Wesselius

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