Farm Happenings at Covey Rise Farms
Back to Farm Happenings at Covey Rise Farms

Farm Happenings for June 8, 2021

Posted on June 4th, 2021 by Grady Seale

The amount of rain we have been getting at the farm is unbelievable, way more than needed. The worse part about excessive rainfall right now is it makes our big heirloom tomatoes split, and takes away from the flavor with the excess water. I normally slack off on irrigation around this time, just to insure the best looking and tasting vine ripened tomatoes possible. The only big heirlooms harvested so far is what you see in the picture, and on a rainy day like today I would love to be able to spend more time in the wonderful book "The Heirloom Tomato" that was a gift to me from one of our cabin owners, but maintenance and repairs on tractors/trucks/implements/irrigation/barn/cooler, etc weigh heavier at the moment. Going to bring it home and try some of the awesome looking recipes, and also do some research for future tomato seasons! 

With the heat and rain setting in we are seeing some things finish, but also seeing some new varieties hit the list. I hope to be sending out more tomatoes next week, fingers crossed on getting some better weather!