24 Jun 2013

Week 5: Pest control

I was walking through the farm the

24 Jun 2013

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I was walking through the farm the other day, and I stopped, horrified.  The beets that we

so meticulously seeded months ago, that are seconds from being ready for eating, had all been mowed down.  The actual beets are still in the ground, but the tops (which I enjoy as much, if not more) were gone.  We had been deer-ed.  We quickly sprung into action.  I repurposed a broken chicken fence, and tied on some pie tins and pieces of white fabric to try and scare away the deer.  The pie tins reflect and make noise, and the white fabric is supposed to be a warning; deer put their tails up to warn others of danger.

 

The beets are now on their way to growing back their greens, and will make it into your kitchens soon!

 

 

IMG_2295The Thursday, July 4 pick up, has been moved to Wednesday, July 3, as we do not want to interrupt anyone’s Fourth of July plans.  Please contact Nomi if this creates a scheduling conflict (Naomi@pearlstonecenter.org).

Your week 5 share included:

  • Bok Choi
  • Lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Kale
  • Mustard Greens
  • Oregano
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries

 

Week 6 is looking super exciting!  Look out for alfalfa sprouts, fennel, herbs, the beginning of many weeks of squash, and so much more!

Summer is definitely here, and we are leaving behind some of the treasures of spring.  We saw the last of the strawberries this past week, and we are looking at the end of the peas.  However, the squash and cucumbers are about to start pumpingout veggies, and the peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes aren’t close behind.

IMG_2391Pearlstone inherited two baby mallard ducks, they are living in our pasture, and adapting quite nicely.  You might say everything is just ducky around here…

Keep on chompin’,

Nomi

 

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