Dishing Up the Dirt

The Farm Diaries

May 6, 2016

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We’ve had some high moments followed by a few low moments this week. There has been sun, rain, happy cows, hungry gophers (damn it!), and some much needed wine drank straight from a can! I tell ya, some evenings there is nothing that can cure broken spirits or sore muscles quite like a little wine. If you haven’t heard of the lovely folks behind the Underwood Can of wine from Union Wine Co. you should check them out! Made in Oregon and perfect for outdoor sipping.

This past week we’ve been busy tilling under our cover crop in the upper field and prepping beds for all of our crops that require drip irrigation– Tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, peppers, eggplants, watermelons and winter squash. We prepare 35 beds (all are 150 feet long) spread compost, line up the drip irrigation and then roll out the black plastic to cover each bed. It’s quite the project but we’re making a lot of headway! A lot of these crops are getting ready to leave their cozy home in the greenhouse and head out to the field. It always amazes me how quickly things mature in the spring. It’s hard to keep up!

Our first farmers market of the season is tomorrow morning! We’re still a few weeks out from having a lot of variety but we’re really excited to reconnect with our favorite customers and fellow farmers. It should be warm and sunny so if you live in the area swing by and say hi!

I hope wherever this weekend finds you that you all get to relax a bit and spend time with people your stoked to be around. Hopefully a few tasty beverages and meals are on the menu too! Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm!

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