Welcome to the Jungle!
Hello Members and Friends,
Nice weather still great for the farm. Can't remember a Fall this nice for decades. Nothing else very momentous happening. Just busy all the time as usual. This will be our 27th regular delivery this year plus a few Special Deliveries additional.
My wife is still pulling more veggies out of the garden. She is an expert at multiple varieties growing often in the same spot. Visited her in the Hoop/Green Houses and I can only describe it as like a jungle in there! I'm not able to see how she drags things in and out of most of them. Harvest and cultivation is all hand work.
Next to us there are farms in the thousands of acres who only produce a few different kinds of grain. Some also do a little cattle. Their just finishing harvesting 1000 acre fields with equipment only big corporations can afford. I farm the old fashioned way with 40 acre fields. Most of their huge equipment could barely turn around in one of my fields. I think we are the last small family farm left on this whole farm prairie out here!
Livestock doing about the same, enjoying all the pasture regrowth from the rainy wet weather. Really easy for the cattle. Eating alfalfa/green grass regrowth all morning then later in the day they go to the forage grain/peas field and munch on that. Yesterday for some reason they decided to scuffle and play around the water tank and broke the plumbing for it so I got to spend time in the mud repairing it with some of them looking on. They seemed to enjoy the mud hole spectacle.
I thought equipment repair parts were extra expensive and now I'm finding building material costs are even more so. Maybe I'm just an old fogy but it seems we must be experiencing an inflationary trend no one is talking about much. Seems things I built about 30 years ago are starting to fall apart so we've been doing a lot of fencing and building repair.
My oldest Grandson showed up to help me by doing some welding work and shows up with a brand new Chevy Pickup he just bought. Only cost a little over $ 50,000! When I was his age I bought a brand new pick up for $ 5,000! Have to admit his has a lot more gadgets and accessories. Oh, his Daughter came along and spent most of her time eating raspberries in the garden. She also likes checking out the different animals on the farm. Our new dog enjoyed following her around. I've been so busy I still haven't been able to do any field work with my "new" 30 year old tractor, but did get to play a bit with its gadgets.
Got to meet some of the new Members during deliveries last two weeks. Seems some came to us from referrals by other folks including other Members. Thank You! Let's take a look at what items are planned for this week.
Micro Greens, Lettuce Salad Mix, Kale, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Carrots, Corn, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Squash, Salad Onions, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Asian Greens, and Eggs.
Variety of Meats:
Chicken, Ground Beef, Beef Roast, Steaks, Ground Pork Sausage, Pork Chops, Soup Item,
See You All Soon!
Gary and So