Sunday, June 20, 2010
I feel like I have been stranded on a desert isle for several days, communicating with no one but sand crabs! For a gal that is so techno challenged, I sure have gotten addicted to my computor and the internet. I hope I don't have to go through that again for a while. We are back and going with a whole new system thanks to Wal-mart and it's 24 hour open door! We are just truckin' along here at the farm. We have had the last of the baby goats this week, we are letting their mommas raise them so the automatic baby nurser is going into storage until next year. We are going to change our hours again, and I promise one of these days we will stick to what we decide on. As there is so much to do here on the farm in the mornings, milking, feeding, picking, etc., even though we start at 5:00am., it is so hard to be ready with everything by 10:00am. during the week. We are going to open on Thurs. and Friday at noon and stay open until 5:00pm. Rocky put a little air conditioner in the market, so the afternoon heat is tolerable. The hours on Sat. will remain the same, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. I just don't go to bed Friday night! We will be starting the u-pick on the black eyed peas this week. The peas are $25.00 for a bushel if you pick them, if I pick them, you will have to mortgage your house! Actually, if you give me a couple of days notice, we will pick them for $40.00 per bushel.Call for an appointment, the early mornings are best, as it is not so hot. We should have many more than a handful of ripe tomatoes this week, as they are finally starting to turn. The blackberries are still making , but not enough for u-pick. We are already making plans to enlarge our blackberry patch as they are growing so well. It is getting close to honey harvest time, so we will soon have fresh honey. Since it is so hot, we are still in survival mode with the crops, making sure everything gets a drink now and then. It will soon be time to plant fall crops and order strawberry plants for this Oct. Time sure flies! We still have a good assortment of produce in the market. If anyone is an officianado of eggplant, have I got a deal for you! With 5 assorted varieties, they look beautiful, but WHAT TO DO WITH THEM? From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!