Although damp and cold isn't our favorite, we were due for a change in the weather. The dry and mostly warmer than average fall allowed us to get some things done around the farm. We are glad for the rain even if it makes outdoor work a bit less comfortable. We still have a few more weeks before we enter the official winter months, but it's feeling a bit more wintery out there.
Last week we cleared out the last of the peppers and ginger and we've replace them with winter crops like lettuces, radishes, cilantro, kale, bok choy, arugula etc. These crops can handle the cold and allowed us to turn the thermostat way down in that tunnel to slash our propane use ahead of the winter cold. So that means we're settling into the "real" portion of the winter CSA where we are relying on cold season crops alone to feed us.
We've made nice progress on the new high tunnel. Just waiting for a relatively warm and windless day to cover it so we can plant more carrots and spinach in it!
Another big project we hope to accomplish this week is garlic and onion planting. We'll be doing our annual movie watching and garlic splitting several nights this week so we can plant during the daylight hours. It's our fun traditional way to close out the planting year.
Bread and Cheese
Farm to Market 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Loaf
Hemme Brothers Feta Cheese Block
Have a great week,
Dave and Sheri