It's deep into harvest season (not that I don't harvest all season long, but once the tomatoes hit, it feels real). The fruits are ripening and some of the late summer/early fall crops are coming to market this week including the first few boxes of cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. The larger slicing tomatoes and some heirloom eggplants are close behind.
This time of year also means a potential slowdown in egg production as the hens prepare themselves for their yearly molt. This is when they drop their current feathers and grow new ones in. It is a lot of work and takes a lot of energy so many hens lay less eggs or stop all together until their feathers return, which takes 1-2 months.
There are still lots of flowers to enjoy as the days get ever shorter!
It's a miracle what a little organization can do. This week I got my shelf unit and some motion sensor lights installed in my cool room. The buckets of flowers don't need to be spread out on the floor (taking up way to much space) and I don't need to leave the door wide open to see (wasting all that precious cold air). More shelves will be arriving soon to tackle the pile of veggie totes and eggs!
What's available this weekend?