Monday, 6 August 2012

Some Pics after the lovely rain

Great News! We checked the potatoes to see how bad things were AND they are fine!  Yield is not as high as we would have liked, but despite the awful looking tops, the potatoes under the soil are wonderful.  Let's hear it for potatoes - hip hip hooray!

Alma Paprika Peppers
Reach for the Sky- tomatoes

Marconi Sweet Peppers, almost ready
The Greenhouse is looking very different than
when we first began, as I look back at the pictures.

Butterhead Lettuce
This is not a cucumber
Lettuce, looking like a poster
Celery, not ready yet, but looking
and smelling pretty good

Happy it's not too hot out now
Hail to the Hardy
Peaking around at the camera

           Look who's minding the store, I saw her Saturday, she was so tiny, all legs and a little body.
                                       Sunday she was 5 times larger, this morning she's stunning!
Isn't she a beauty!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Weekly baskets to begin NOW - yahoo

So, I've emailed all who have shown a definite interest in weekly delivery.  I really hope I didn't miss anyone.  If you don't receive an email from me today and you are interested, I apologize, just drop me a note or call me and I'll make sure you're set up.  Thanks and have a Wonderful Long Weekend.  Hope for rain, not too much, just enough to make our green ones happy and not to ruin your plans. :)
See you at the Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers' Market Sunday 2-4 p.m.

My Pick - true farmers

Exciting news!  The rep. from My Pick was here yesterday to interview us and to tour our small Farm.  My Pick's mission is to verify the farmers' market vendors across Ontario and to make us recognizable to purchasers who want to be sure we are not reselling another's produce and we are, in fact, selling what we grow and growing what we sell.
This is good for you.  You'll be able to see the My Pick poster at our stall soon.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Let the colours begin

FINALLY! The tomatoes are starting to redden up, the cukes are looking more cukey, the peppers are changing from green to whatever colour they're intended to be in the end, some seeds I planted which were marked "Cukes" are turning into something large and gnarley.  I do believe there was some mislabeling on my part.  The potatoes . . . well let's not go there, I do have hope, I do, I really do.  This is certainly the year of the weeds, oh and the year of the bugs, especially tomato horn worms.  Tom and I have contests to see who can find one first or find the biggest one.  We love watching the wild turkeys and their little ones early in the morning walking up and down the rows in the field gardens picking things out that I don't want to deal with.  Good for them, good for us.  The flower gardens are pretty much dying, other than the established perennials, any water we use is designated for food only.  I've been watering flowerpots with water left over from boiling corn or potatoes, which is probably better for them anyway.  The rain barrels have proven an excellent source for us to get Some water out to the beans and carrots in the field where the potatoes (oh the poor poor potatoes) are.  So we planted more carrots, sorrel and beets closer to the water source so they'll be fine.  The greens garden is absolutely wonderful as it's in the shade most of the morning, although some of the heirloom romaine went to seed when I was looking, like in A DAY!.  So we planted more.  I can always use more seeds later this summer anyway, it's all good.  I have to say the broccoli has been outstanding.  Who would have thunk?  I never grew broccoli before, it's been fantastic!  When the first batch is done, which is almost now, the next ones will kick in, then the next ones . . . you get it.  We've bought some beautiful baskets for weekly deliveries and will start next week.  Again I say FINALLY!   Yahoo! Yipee! Oh yeah.