Monday, July 9, 2012

Hi all:  Sorry I've been a little lax in the blog department lately.  I've been so busy growing the plants we want and trying to stop the ones we don't that I haven't had much time to take photos or type up a blog post.  Today, Lizzie went for a day trip with Grammy and her cousins and I spent the day with Martin.  We had a great time on the farm and made a delivery to Barrels Community Market in Waterville.  
 Here is Mars watching the pigs just after I fed them.  We sold 4 piglets this weekend to a family in Newburgh.  The remaining 7 are ours to raise for ourselves, our family and our members.  We have 4 half pig shares left to sell but for now Martin is enjoying learning about the 'iggies'.
 Just on the other side of the pig paddock you can see that haying season is upon us.  John is on the tractor in the distance.  As Dave Mallet sings, 'You have to make hay when the sun shines...'.

And now for some shots of some of the wonderful items available from our gardens at this time of year.
 Red Saladbowl Lettuce
 Provider Bush Beans
 Costata Romanesco Zucchini
 Sunburst Patty Pan Squash
 Raven Zucchini
 This is one of the trial zucchini we're growing for Fedco Seeds.  Green Tiger.  It's really cool!
Blue Wind Broccoli
 Red Russian Kale
 White Russian Kale
And here are the honeybees hard at work.  If you look closely you can see them flying in with their finds.  It is so fun to watch them.  On the other side is a window.  I hope to get a photo of the inside of the hive for you before they swarm!

Other than that I've been weeding in the evenings and trying to keep ahead of cultivating with the stir-up hoe in the afternoons when it's hot and the weeds don't stand a chance.  Things are looking good in the garden.  Keep your eye out for our email about this year's Parker Family Farm Annual Member Picnic.  Details coming soon!

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