The heat is on!

I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I  last posted! I apologize for the delay. This heat combined with all the craziness of farming has distracted me from this site. So I will have to do my best to catch you up on the latest and greatest. Have I mentioned that it’s been super hot these past couple weeks? I mean high 90’s and low 100’s. It’s been a little intense. Luckily with all the irrigation running, we can easily hose ourselves down and cool off.

We also want to inform everyone that we are no longer doing the Josephine County Fairgrounds Farmers and Crafters Market on Thursdays. It was our fourth market of the week and we just felt that we needed more time on the farm to get projects done (such as the cooler we have been trying to build since the spring, our wedding that is coming up in September, and of course catching up on all the weeding, planting, trellising, etc.). So we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause our awesome customers but we hope you understand.

And now on to the picture show….

A very, very exciting step closer to building our walk-in cooler. Here, the frame was made, the concrete was poured

A very, very exciting step closer to building our walk-in cooler…we poured concrete for the foundation!

Smoothing out the concrete pad

Here they are smoothing out the concrete pad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta Daa!  A perfectly smooth and flat foundation

And Ta Daaaa! One concrete slab

Building the frame for the 8x12 CoolBot cooler

Jeff, along with his dad and uncle, started building the frame for the 8×12 CoolBot cooler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of our onions and garlics are done curing

All of our onions and garlic are done curing

So now it's time to clean them all up. Here, my sister Julie is helping cut the dried stems and roots off of the garlic

So now it’s time to clean them all up. Here, my sister Julie, is helping cut the dried stems and roots off of the garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We just started harvesting potatoes. The variety in the picture is a Colorado Rose.

We just started harvesting potatoes. This variety is called Colorado Rose

We also harvested our first Japanese Eggplant

We harvested our first Japanese Eggplant from the hoop house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also inside the hoop house, the peppers are quickly developing

Also inside the hoop house…peppers!

The tomato plants are huge with tons of green tomatoes. Any day now, we're expecting to see some  start ripening and turning red

The tomato plants are huge and full of green tomatoes. We’re expecting some ripe, red, juicy tomatoes any day now. I mean any day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what is this? An ear of corn? Yessssss!

And what is this? An ear of corn? Yessssss!

On a down side, the star thistle is out of control on the farm. We are doing our best at pulling it out but it never seems to end

On a down side, the star thistle is out of control on the farm. We are doing our best at pulling it out but it never seems to end. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a super fun visit from a local family we met at the farmers market!

We had a super fun visit with some of our Farmers Market customers who came to tour the farm. 

 

The monarch butterflies are loving the zinnia flowers!

The monarch butterflies are loving the zinnia flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The field where the garlic and onions were once growing has since been tilled. We will soon plant our fa

The field where the garlic and onions were once growing has   been tilled in. We will soon plant some over-winter crops such as kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. 

We got a new farm kitty! Meet Charlie. He is 11 weeks, super affectionate,

And last but not least…we got a new farm kitty! Meet Charlie. He is 11 weeks old, really affectionate, and a ton of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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