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Farm Happenings for September 12, 2020

Posted on September 10th, 2020 by Janet Aardema

It's transition time on the farm...some summer crops are completely finished and we've pulled the plants out of the ground and replanted those beds with fall crops. Other summer crops are still producing nicely and co-exist alongside their autumnal cousins. Pictured below is where Tomato plants recently grew, but the time for these particular plants is over. 

Most fall crops are looking good - we haven't caught any resident groundhogs, rabbits, or deer yet, but we plant enough extras that we aren't seriously worried - yet. We shall see what the next week brings! We promise to work our very hardest to protect the vegetables you trust us to grow! Here is one section of one field that has Cabbage, Broccoli, and Kale growing. 

Meanwhile, we keep trucking along in all corners of the farm. Seeding, planting, weeding, boosting plant health, spraying some bugs with soap, and in our Farm Bakery, talented hands keep mixing up our delicious bread doughs. See our Baguette dough below. (We will bake it into Baguettes on Saturday morning.)


The farm kittens are now 6 weeks old and are healthy, happy, and right on track for the developmental milestones that we've read about. They have the signature kitten-blue-eyes right now and will change soon. We're now researching how to train them to hunt or at least scare off groundhogs once they are big, strong farm cats. Please let us keep dreaming this. We know they look anything but ferocious hunters right now. :) 

Blessings on your meals, and keep masking up and washing your hands ~

Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork crew (Julie, Caity, Karen, Ray, Diana, Rachel, Mare, and the kids: Sylvie, Joren, Elletta, and Beckett)
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