This last week we bid adieu to Big Mike Blais who has moved on to become the Vista coordinator for Catherine's Cupboard - the local food pantry. We are sad to see him go, but he is going to be fabulous in his new position (plus he agreed to come back and volunteer with us from time to time)!
As it has been a hard season for so many, we have not been spared either. Our tomato patch got late blight (the blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine). It was hard for the gang to pull so many plants and set them to burn with so many nearly ripened tomatoes on them, but it was the right thing to do. Conveniently, the room that the tomato plants were taken up was just the right size to put in some broccoli and cauliflower. . .
The turkeys grow, the chickens are loose, and Weeman Road continues to throw summer squash and zucchini! Oops, did I forget to mention that those are now in fruit?!?! Well, yes they are, and we are enjoying them!
Until next time it rains (there is amazing thunder and lightening outside at the moment, here are some sights from around the farm:
Broccoli from the Kinder-Garden. . . Yummy!
One of the Cornish X chickens on "tick patrol".
Pre-blight tomatoes. . . may they rest in peace.
The turkeys are getting ginormous (is that a real word??)
A chocolate sunflower.
The slug crew taking a much needed break.
Mr. Brandes. . . and a reporter.
The Bon Appétit Crew - Amazing as always!! Thanks gang!!!!!!
Some of the FABULOUS spread from our open farm party.
Some of the early crowd from the open farm night.
Stu and Sierra admiring the desert. . . . it was definitely worth the extra six hours at the gym!