Summer Recap

Now that all the fall plants are in the ground and things have started to slow down a little bit around here, I figured it was a good time to reflect on the summer. June, July and August were extremely wet and rainy which presented some challenges. Wet weather means blights and mildews spread more quickly, and even though the plants enjoy the extra water, so do the weeds. Despite the weather, we harvested some beautiful veggies this summer, and more fall crops are on their way.  Our chickens started laying eggs in August, so keep an eye out for them at market. They have been eating a steady diet of GMO-free feed from Sunrise Farms in Stuarts Draft, VA, market left-overs, and whatever goodies they can scratch up around the farm.

nestbox

A chicken sitting in her nest box.

Green onions, ready for market.

Green onions, ready for market.

This baby Box Turtle hatched on the farm.

This baby Box Turtle hatched on the farm.

Sunflower.

Sunflower.

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