A largely sleepless week has left all of us dragging in our boots. Haymaking and construction projects have had everyone staying up late. The long days of June force the sleep from our eyes extra early. There are plenty more of both projects in the coming week—sunny days in the eighties and not a drop of rain in sight assure us of more good mowing, as well as beneficial conditions for construction. My dad is in town for the next big push on the barn, taking up and laying a new hay mow floor, then pouring a concrete floor at road grade.
Share balances were due last week, if you haven’t settled up (or checked in with me) please do so tonight. If you aren’t sure what your status is, I can let you know. We love it if everyone picks up on time Thursday evenings. If you aren’t able to make it you have a few options:
1) Donate your share to the food shelf, but you must email or call by Wednesday night.
2) Have someone else pick up your share—a neighbor can take your share if you are gone for the week, or have another member grab your share for you if you are unable to make it at pick-up time.
3) Schedule a time either Friday or Monday to come to the farm. This option works best for eggs, meat and dairy. The veggies are best picked up fresh on Thursdays, afterwards they are packed up tight in the cooler and aren’t as easy to access.
In the veggie share: spinach, lettuce heads (big, beautiful romaine and red leaf), loose-leaf lettuce, mesclun mix, spring onions, asparagus, rhubarb, red and white dry beans, last year’s potatoes, beets and onions. Next week: kale, chard and garlic scapes.
In the meat share: all cuts of pork, beef and chickens.
The laying hens are looking for more ashes for their dust bath, if anyone has a stockpile from last winter’s warmth please bring them by the farm.
See you all between 4 and 6.
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