Happy Independence Day! Well, happy 5th of July – but it’s gonna be a good one. I know some of you are as tired as we are after visiting some of the Independence Day festivities around town and lighting off fireworks! I know it was way past our bed time when we made it in last night.
Now, we’d like to have these couple days off, but when it’s July, the crops just don’t let up. So with a vote by the crew, everyone started even earlier than normal yesterday (the 4th) and finished the picking by 10 am. This morning will see a normal start time as we are excited to say that, as of today, we will begin picking sweet corn! Yay!! The family snuck out to the field and pulled a few ears for ourselves – and they were awesome! Interestingly, while we begin harvesting the first sweet corn of the year, we also plan to plant the last batch of sweet corn today. It’s a little bit of the beginning and the end all wrapped up in one.
We’ve had a little bit of rain this week with only a small amount of hail. This has been a blessing to see rain in the month of July as it takes some pressure off of us in irrigating. It also makes everything a muddy mess, but we’ll happily accept this.
We have been working on seeding broccoli this week. We hope to get the last of it seeded and growing in the greenhouse. As this new crop goes in the greenhouse, the current crop is getting pulled out of the greenhouse with a goal to get it planted sometime this week. We will plant several batches of broccoli throughout the year, with the intent of harvesting broccoli well into November and often December.
We have planted and re-planted cucumbers. (You probably remember we’ve had several times visits from hail this year.) Now, we have a new plague on the cucumbers – the ground squirrels are eating them. UGH.
We will again be hosting a farm tour this year. Watch for the date to come next week! Have a great week and enjoy the produce!
Ryan, Katie, and Crew