July 3, 2014 Farm News

Mother Nell and Foal Leucan.

Mother Nell and Foal Leucan.

Second week for the CSA season, second week for sharers to come to the farm to get their weeks share of vegetables.  Worked well though we were very busy for a while.

Have to do this post very quick this week as I have been even busier than usual.  So just some brief notes on the past week.

Saturday we made a voyage to Tiny, Ontario, near to Midland, where we picked up 16 little chicks.  Long way to go for just those few birds but these are special and the breeder is trustworthy and very good.  The chicks are the breed known as Black Copper Marans, a French breed renowned for their exceptionally dark eggs.  Look at http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-black-copper-marans  for a nice description and photos.  Took nearly 30 litres of fuel but this was a nice little trip for us.

Lots of work in the garden.  On going weeding, hoeing, cultivating then do more.  Still have not gotten our hay up from the neighbours.  Aerron is out tonight, for the third time this week, with the horses on the single row cultivator.  We did get about 4 mm of rain late in the afternoon but not enough to cause great difficulty with the cultivator.

Note the picture of the vegetables displayed. This is the amount for a small share this week and what you picking up a share tomorrow will be able to take home: Loose leaves of Lettuce, single head of Lettuce, small bunch of Purslane, small red Kale leaves, Camomile, Spinach, Coriander leaves, green Onion, Sugar Ann Peas (edible pods, don’t shell) Broad Beans, Kennebec Potatoes (as last week these are last fall’s potatoes)

Onions, weeds, broad beans.

Onions, weeds, broad beans.

Potatoes and Swiss chard. Both looking good.

Potatoes and Swiss chard. Both looking good.

Leucan and his Mom's tail, early in the morning.

Leucan and his Mom’s tail, early in the morning.

The share for this week, Those with a share pick up tomorrow, Thursday.

The share for this week, Those with a share pick up tomorrow, Thursday.

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