It is officially summer and while most of the days are warm, the evenings are getting colder with the increased chance of frost for my little valley. Thunderstorms still move through and usually bring herald their arrival with an onslaught of pea-sized hail. Since the greens are grown in the field, you'll see the evidence of the hail in the head lettuces, chard, and anything else that has broad leaves. I like to think of them as rugged, Montana-style veggies!
The chickens run inside when there is heavy rain since their feathers only over them so much protection, but the ducks LOVE it. Hail, rain, wind; they run around like it's christmas.
Because most of the cut flowers can't tolerate a frost, they live under their low tunnels, and even though those are raised up each day to ventilate they still over great protection from the carnage of the thunderstorms. I can't say the same for some of the radish, spinach, and kale younglings. But they had a good few days to root in before being hammered so they will recover!
What's available this weekend?