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September 14, 2012

I keep thinking the season is coming to a close, but the long-term forecast says otherwise. Sunny days in the 80’s and nights in the 50’s stretch as far as they dare project, well into October. Last year, I often thought to myself, “thank goodness I’m not farming wine grapes this year”. But this year I’m almost wistful for what looks to be a perfect grape growing season.

Anyway, this morning I woke up thinking… 6 more weeks of CSA deliveries, and there’s still time to PLANT stuff!!  We still have lots of fall crops in the ground, and surprisingly, the summer veggies are still hanging on and cranking out summer squashes, peppers, tomatoes, melons, eggplants. Soon we’ll start harvesting more of the beets, onions, leeks, leafy greens, winter squashes, cabbages… and hopefully the broccoli and cauliflower will do something interesting this month. If not, you may get a call from me in December to come and get some winter ‘extras’.

But meanwhile, the big news of the month is… Jon finally decided to get down on one knee and commit to putting up with me, my hordes of animals and a house full of drying seeds, herbs, pumpkins, random canning projects and whatever other projects I get us into…  for the rest of his life, the poor guy. Our plan is to run off to Spain at the end of October to catch the last of the Camino de Santiago hiking season and get married along the way. SO, we MAY double up on your second-to-last boxes (the week of October 14) so that we have time to put the gardens to bed before we leave. These boxes will be full of winter storage crops, so should last for a long while.

The Breadboard breads and the Fairview Farms goat cheeses all freeze really well, too. If you want a few extra loaves/cheeses for the winter, let me know and we’ll get them to you in your last boxes. Also, if this winter is anything like last winter, we’ll have eggs in our egg fridge for you all winter long. Just because the CSA is over, doesn’t mean our egg supply goes away. The chickens slow down some, but they still do what they do despite the weather.

Stay tuned for emails in your inboxes regarding specifics in the next few weeks!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Christen mestre permalink
    September 24, 2012 3:17 am

    That’s awesome! Congrats you two! 🙂

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