Elysian Fields Farm
Wednesday July 14th, 2004
|Sungold Cherry Tomatoes|
|Acorn Winter Squash|
Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice week. This week I am giving half share members a full share who have missed a week so far this season. I also am giving full share members who have missed a week this season something extra in their shares. I will also add a few more extra items in coming weeks to those full share members to make up for the missed week. Thanks to the few folks who let me know via email that they wanted to receive green tomatoes. I have included them in your shares this week. Everyone should keep in mind that if you want green tomatoes through out the season, just let me know.
Things are growing pretty well here at the farm. The main constraint being the lack of rain we have had. I think that south of us there has been a decent amount of rain lately, or so I have heard. We haven't received a drop in about 2 and 1/2 weeks. This time of year that can be pretty harsh since it is so hot and we are losing water pretty quickly in the field. I have been irrigating and this has kept things going pretty well. You know it is dry though when the grass in the yards and fields on the farm start dying. One thing that is being held up though is the preparation of the fall planting beds. I have some beds thrown up but cannot really till them in this dry weather. If I do, dust flies up to the point that I can't see in front of me and I end up caked in it and choking on it. That is dry. Lets all do a rain dance.
The corn this season has not been too badly damaged by the corn earworms so far. I inspected the tops of each cob and cut off the very top of it if there was any earworm damage. Keep in mind with the corn that you should eat it sooner rather than later. The longer you wait the less sweetness the cob will have, as it loses it the longer you hold it.
What to look forward to...
Half share members will receive corn next week, and full share members will receive watermelons. The summer squash is slowing down finally, so half share members only will receive it next week. We have more plantings in the ground though, so don't fear there will be more! Next week we will have snap beans for members, there should be a good amount so both shares can expect it. The tomatillos have slowed down a bit, so I was not able to give them to all the half shares this week. If you want tomatillos the best thing to do would be to email me and let me know and I will make sure you get them. There will be more tomatoes and cherry tomatoes next week. I hope you are all enjoying them so far. I have actually chosen the Big Beef (large red tomato) as my favorite for the season so far. Well no, actually the Striped German is my favorite but they have slowed down for now so I am turning to the Big Beef. That is all for now. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again to all members who have been utilizing the hold box option on the web site. It really makes things work smoothly. Elise.
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