I shouldn’t be surprised, this happens every summer. It’s crunch time on both farms – Judi’s working to get in the wheat crop, and here at Stoney Creek it’s time to start digging and shipping iris rhizomes to our internet customers. Priority lists are determined by deciding, literally, if something will actually die if a chore isn’t completed; those move to #1 spots. Caring for the animals in this heat is a particular challenge. Somehow updating the website keeps getting pushed back.
I’m not even going to try to write a list in this week’s paper newsletter – Judi has a morning dentist appointment so that last phone check, when we compare what we’ve picked at each site, isn’t going to happen. I know everyone will have stevia, and beans, and potatoes, but beyond that, I’m not sure. It’s going to be like this next week, too – you’ll have a nice bag, but I’m not going to know ahead of time what’s in it. Once the iris are all shipped, I’ll start seeding a lot of flats of fall lettuces and other crops, so we’ll be back in the salads again pretty soon.
There are three openings in the Radels’ meat CSA, if you’re interested, and if you’re already a Cool Beans member, you’ll get the discount that applies to members of both CSA’s, even if you join the meat CSA now. Feedback from the meat CSA has been very positive, and those folks who’d initially signed up for a six month trial have all renewed. AFter these three spots fill, I don’t think they’ll have openings until the end of this year.