There are a couple of finally(s) to write about this morning......
- it has finally rained (just joking) but it is raining again. The ground here is just saturated. Even making our hay the ground was wet. The hay was bone dry, but the tractor tires were wet. Despite the rain, we have only seen a little crop damage. One corn field has some wet spots that did not allow the corn to grow well. And one field was never dry enough to spray for weeds. It is a jungle now!
- the sweet corn is here. We will have it on the stand and available next week. I expect to ask $3.50/dozen again this year. I hear it is going a considerable amount higher locally, but we will stick tight. It did not cost me any more to plant this year from last. So, we will not be charging any more.
- the first cut hay is over. We have finished our first cutting with 2500 bales put up. Last night we baled a field of oats to bed our chickens and hogs in over winter. Overall we were luckier than some. We had a good harvest of nice hay. None got wet or rained on and we are finished. There are a lot of farms that are still going because of the rain. We should be able to get a nice second crop off of some fields. The rest we pasture.
- new red potatoes are here! I love reds for eating. I could eat them every meal. And now, with them ready, we do.
- Veggies are in bloom. Mid July to October is by far my favorite time of year. We get to see what we have worked so hard for in May and before. Everything we plant comes ripe. No more frozen vegetables from the prior year. It is all fresh. Some of my wife's meals are just fantastic, although I have not had a meal that I could not eat. Knowing that everything on our table came from our dirt and our pastures is very appealing to me. I know how the vegetables were grown and how the meats were treated and cut. That peace of mind is why we are in this. We are also glad to be able to bring that to all of our customers.
ENJOY YOUR NEXT FRESH MEAL!
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