Even as the flowers keep cranking out blooms more signs of the changing of the season begin. The coops gradually fill with feathers as the hens begin their yearly molt and egg production slows as replacing a full body of feathers and laying an egg a day is just too much to ask. The tiny sparrows fill the field to dine on grass seeds and grasshoppers as they migrate south. And the rains return.
Another sign of the nearing end to a busy season is impending burnout. Even before harvesting and selling at the markets begin, there are months of planning, seeding, planting, and bed prep that gets done and once the market season begins it is near impossible to begin or finish any larger project. And with a high tunnel to finish, mowing and straw storage to get done before winter, an entire field worth of irrigation to get fitted, and flats upon flats of perennials to get planted asap on top of the usual fall clean up, there is just not enough time in a normal work week to get it all done and after working 7 days a week for over 8 months, I have to find time somewhere. Sadly that somewhere is the Troy Farmers Market. I'll still take orders for pickup in Troy but I won't be setting up a full booth. This means that I won't need to get there early to set up, can leave after the orders are gone, and don't need to load up the entire truck and trailer. It also means a whole day for projects, chores, and maybe a nap with some cuddly kittens.
Speaking of blooms, the parade of flowers continues!
Oliver works on his poses
While Nuit and Hecate do their best to never sit still
and siblings will be siblings no matter if they have four legs or two as they can never let another enjoy a quiet moment either in front of the camera or in the bathroom!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at the Farmers Market at Libby, this Thursday from 3-630pm!
Limited Selection at the Amish Farm to Market Store in Libby
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.