Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Try and keep up...

I try to keep up but always seem to end up playing catch up. There is more planting to do... Always, it seems. Weeding is something that can be done in little bits daily - raised beds are nice from that point of view, as they tend to not be overly weedy.
I was happy to see these lilies starting to bloom last week! Love that deep, almost black red.
Here's our corn farmer Evan:)
We recently planted another batch of corn by his house. The earlier plantings are doing great.
This rain we are having now should make them all 'oh s0 happy!' The variety is called "Country Gentleman" - it's a shoe-peg corn... ? I'm curious about it. We also planted a craziness of melons and winter squashes on the rest of the land - in no particular order, as they crawl everywhere anyway. And to challenge my need for order:)
Foxglove is almost done blooming. So pretty!
Here's a view of the CSA mornings - on Wednesdays and Fridays my wheelbarrow gets loaded up - sometimes twice, then all the produce is divvied up, sometimes washed and then bagged.
I don't USUALLY wash the produce, since we don't have adequate refrigeration, and tender greens don't keep too well when they get soggy and are not refrigerated.

There are some green tomatoes on the vines outside already, even though the plants are still pretty small. Peppers are starting to bloom...
Our CSA may end up having a week here and there with only tiny offerings between the abundance of greens, tomatoes, then greens again. I hope ya'll don't mind.
Happy rains:)

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Wow, those lilies are gorgeous! I need to wander in the garden to check on things since all the lovely rain. We got 4 3/4"! Woohoo! I hope things jump, & hope we'll soon have baby tomatoes too!