What an unusually cool week. Zucchini and eggplant are starting to produce. It looks like the okra plants did not get enough heat to get started. We planted them to try something new to most of us, because we had requests for okra last year. There is a big gap in our seeding and planting…

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This morning after we picked eggplant and sweet and hot peppers at the south garden, we could tell school had started because of all the traffic on our way back, and our college students tell me next Monday will be their last day. Anna and Madeline will be missed as they return to Dordt. Several…

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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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It is raining as I write this on Tuesday, and people are asking about the rain. It will help the established plants, but the rain last week–over 7 inches in 36 hours–appears to have washed out, buried, and/or rotted some beets, parsnips, dill, and possibly cucumbers. We may not have had enough heat yet for…

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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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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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