Well we survived “Black Monday”. It wasn’t really black this year….surprisingly it wasn’t even 50 shades of Grey :). Sarah did a great job of holding down the fort at the farm while the new staff was trained at AKL. I have a lot to share this post and most of it is going to be pictures! What’s the saying….. a picture’s worth a thousand words….
OK, well here we go. The farm is busier than ever. We are still harvesting twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. I mentioned two weeks ago the pain of harvesting those potatoes. Well, the chef at AKL roasted some up with olive oil, salt and pepper. They were DELICIOUS!!! Almost dissipated the memory of the painful digging :).
ROMAINE!!! I love this crop. When the deer aren’t eating it it does really well for us. We borrowed some string sprayed with deer repellant and posts from a researcher at the U of I to put around our adult bed. So far so good there is no damage to our adult crop. We have three rounds in the ground right now each bed two weeks behind the other in an attempt to have a constant supply of lettuce. I was able to get away from the training session at the frat last week and Sarah and I speed planted the 3rd bed. I plan to seed one more round of transplants in the green house this week and hopefully can squeeze it in before the days (sunlight) get too short. I harvested the first round today and it was absolutely lovely. I am so excited to hear feedback from the chefs.
WATERMELON!!! HOLY WATERMELON!!!! I don’t think I need to say much more about this. Please reference the picture. I will say that the truck turned into a lowboy and I was slightly nervous driving it down the street to our cold storage facility 🙂
I will end this post with the beautiful colors from our harvests. Summer is not over!!