Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I am probably the last hold out this summer to turn on the air conditioner. Rocky is about to die! He goes to the cafe/gas station for lunch and spends about 2 hours so that he can cool off. I just hate to shut the outside world out, there is nothing like the cool morning and evening breezes coming through the open windows, and hearing the sounds of nature busy with their days activities. This time of year separates the true farmers from the wimp farmers, as it is a true test of dedication to the occupation, if you can spend a better part of the day outside doing what needs to be done this time of the year. The early summer crops are doing wonderfully, as everything is in its peak of production. The tomatoes , okra, and black eyed peas have a little while yet to go. We are picking cucumbers, peppers, green beans, onions, assorted summer squash, beets, carrots, a few peaches, and blackberries and rhubarb. The garlic is ready, and soon we will have summer melons. We have dug all of the potatoes and we have a bumper crop. We are going to extend our market hours, and will be open Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am. until noon and Saturday from 10:00 am. until 4:00pm. Starting next week June 7. We will have dairy products available also. We are down to the last of the last honey from last fall, and will soon be harvesting this years gatherings. For those of you who have asked about cream we have a heifer that will be freshening in a few weeks, so we may have a little extra milk to gather cream from. Butter is a lost sweet memory. ( It takes a gallon of CREAM to make a pound of butter). From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!