Summer continues and so do the projects of summer. Some of the most important are making sure the plants and animals stay comfortable through the heat. That means plenty of water, cool treats like watermelon rinds, and shade for the chickens and ducks and irrigation for the crops. This last week saw 4 nights of frost so the little tunnels are working overtime to keep the sensitive crops protected, even if the squash and nasturtium leaves that press against the sides get a little crispy.
The field crops are slowly transitioning to the later plantings and a not planned but pleasant break in the rush of harvesting has slowed me down as a result of getting behind in spring. This will be over once the tomatoes are ready but it gives me time to take a break and think about what needs to be done on the farm for next year and to plan the fall well so that spring isn't such a rush!
What's available this weekend?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at the Farmers Market at Libby, this Thursday from 3-7pm!
I'll be at the Troy Farmers Market, this Friday from 330-630pm!
I'll be at the Kalispell Farmers Market, this Saturday from 900am to 1230pm! I haven't been making it to the Kalispell Market recently. It is still possible but if you really want anything make sure to find me at the Libby or Troy Markets!