We’re now halfway through the CSA season! It’s a bittersweet idea, but wild to consider in any case.
Thinking about committing to the long-haul of the season, it’s a hard and important lesson to learn to go with the rhythm of the season around us, taking breaks when we’re offered them.
What was great:
We’ve finally had a break in the heat and a few days of drying out from the rain!
We did the first harvest of our potatoes and it was so fun to see the productive harvest after having a hard time last year!
What was hard:
We use a tractor implement to dig up the potatoes so that is a huge help, but gathering them is a long process that gives the back an ache.
What made us laugh:
The balancing act of carrying boxes for tomatoes!
What we’re grateful for:
Having a farm community of other folks to brainstorm, laugh, and work with.
I love when we all end up in nearby fields while we’re working. Just hearing others’ voices can be a calming sound and make long rows of weeding more bearable.
Taking an ice cream break in the cool root cellar.
Tomatoes, cherry and slicing
Okra, eggplant, or peppers
Squash or cucumbers
Kale, Collards, or Chard
Parsley or Basil
We’re always learning about the ecosystem of insects–what we call “pests” and “beneficials.” It’s a whole other aspect of farming besides getting to know the plants!
Some of my favorite tiny members enjoying the farm’s abundance:
Happy halfway, dear members! Thanks for being with us!