Happy July 4th! We hope that everyone is able to find a way to safely celebrate and take a minute to relax this weekend. Our traditional July 4th celebration has been to get several families together for a cook out and pool our resources to build a healthy budget for the fireworks store, but this year will definitely be a bit quieter.
While we do have a love hate relationship with summer thunderstorms they do occasionally reward us with a beautiful rainbow over the farm. When the rain hits the farm everyone finds themselves scrambling to get out of the fields and get trucks full of veggies to the barn before the mud gets sticky. By the time we got everything under cover and the veggies into the wash line the rain had passed and it was time to take a breath and take stock of the storm. Storms like these always make us a bit anxious since we don't want to loose any crops, but this year in particular feels like the stakes are just a bit higher. We are proud to be able to feed as many people as possible and use healthy, delicious food as a way to support our community, and that feels more important than ever this year. As the storm cleared I took a drive around the farm to check the waterways and the ends of the fields and look for puddles in between the field rows that may need draining and turned around to find a giant rainbow setting up over the house. In the midst of the stress of keeping the farm in good shape and keeping things growing at full capacity, it is nice to have a natural cue to slow down our work and reflect for a moment after the storm passes.