Another 1/2 inch in the rain gauge at 5:30 this morning, and it’s still coming down at 8, so I told the crew, or most of the crew, no work this morning because it is too wet. The weeds are having a head start on most crops because we cannot get to them. It seems each time…

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A nice rain Sunday night into Monday means no watering for several days, which helps the water bill! Last month’s bill was an all time high at $450, which is somewhat surprising because we feel like we are watering less this year. But while the rain is great, it really hinders seeding, planting, and weeding…

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We had a nice break last week between showers to get every row hoed once. We felt we were on top of weeds for a day or two. We were blessed with another half inch of rain, and a nice rain over the weekend — not the stormy gully-washing type that washes everything away. It’s…

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We would like to thank all our summer participants for their involvement in local food! Your support has helped sustain our farm through a challenging season weather-wise, and we hope the food we’ve provided has helped sustain you, as well. This week is the last of the summer share and next week, same time, same…

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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 week we are looking for the sun to shine and dry out the ground. We are not flooded, but we are saturated. (Sound familiar?) It was strange this morning compared to previous mornings; there was no threat of rain, the wind was blowing the grass dry, and the sun was shining! It disappears behind…

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It’s been wet, and things are growing! It’s great not to have to water our crops, but it’s been almost too wet — this is the second week where we have not been able to seed, weed or feed. We hope that changes soon. I flirted with digging carrots, and I did pull about 2#.…

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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…

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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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Wednesday is the kick-off of the Sioux Center Farmers Market, and we’ll be there (as well as in Sioux City) with a few items to sell in addition to your boxes. We’re still waiting for the sunshine to dry out the ground so we can seed, plant, and weed some more. It’s been a week…

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