Greetings from the Garden! This box has sweet potatoes, leeks, potatoes, celery, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, baby cabbage, greens like kale or chard, lettuce, and arugula, sage, and pie pumpkins.
Field Notes. The mad dash is on to finish up all the fall tasks. Ken and Loyal are pulling roots for me to bury in sand in the root cellar. They also moved the mobile high tunnel to its late fall and winter location. Although it has been empty for about a week, they were waiting in hope of rain for the soil before they covered it with a greenhouse. No such luck this time. And the irrigation pond is dry. So water will have to be brought in to transplant seedlings. Ken has also held off to do field work as the soil is so dry. Soon we will planting garlic and green manures even if the rains do not come.
There is progress on the heavy equipment work to expand the irrigation pond by the mobile high tunnel and new dam and pond by the garden.
We don't use tractors as much as most farms - most of Ken's work is done with hand tools. Tractors are used in moving components of compost, hauling roots from field to packing area and moving the egg mobile.
|The goats browsing|
These tiny cabbage are more of a salad quality rather than most fall cabbage that is better cooked or made into sauerkraut. Enjoy it any way you would prepare a summer cabbage - stir fry or cole slaw.
Til Next Week,