rain - too little, too late
Here it is the start of August. Was an interesting summer. .Mostly, little rain. which affected the corn greatly. As in, little growth. It took forever for the corn to sprout and when it finally did, it hardly grows. The ground is parched. Oddly enough the corn did tassel, but produced few ears. and such small ears. No pond to irrigate from and I just can't see pulling from a well just yet - too expensive. But other farms in area that also depend on rain, are having similar problems.
It's been raining now for a couple of days. But it may be too late for my corn.
Peas did really well early on. Lots of blueberries, as always.
And again, for, some of the labor intensive crops, a few folks picked their own. Thanks! Potatoes didn't fair too well. I don't spray, so the beetles really were a problem. Fortunately, I'd planted enough.
For once in a long while, deer weren't that much of a problem. And I may have trapped the last? groundhog on this farm. so, things are looking up.
The summer CSA this year? I received a fair amount of initial calls...but few follow-up inquiries. Some questions were rather strange. Seems there are a great many who'd yet to sign with a CSA and have, [unfortunately] unrealistic expectations of what one is all about.
This was the first time I'd offered eggs. When I lost a whole coop to coyotes, and I chose not to restock - there was some grumbling. Just too $$$ that late in season.
Now that the summer session has concluded, I've decided to drop the Fall CSA session from my schedule and do something else in its place.
Folks can still look forward to finding me and my produce at the Piedmont Triad Farmers' market later this Fall.
Single farmer. looking to plant beans and corn. Have tractor. Enjoys the outdoors and long walks [hoeing] in the fields.