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Fridays At The Farm

September 25, 2015

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The mornings are dark and quiet. We sit in the kitchen sipping coffee and chatting while we wait for the first light so we can head out to the fields on harvest days. Unlike the heat of the summer, these recent mornings require lot’s of layers and a couple of breaks to head into the house to warm our hands under warm water. We’ve already had a frost which arrived on the first official day of Fall. Go figure! It’s really amazing how quickly the weather, daylight hours, and overall energy around the farm has shifted.

The harvest list is changing by the week and we’re holding on to the remainder of our summer crops with a tight grip. Since the summer production of hot weather produce has slowed down to almost a halt we are reserving the remainder for ourselves since we no longer have enough to fill all of our CSA boxes. The CSA share has shifted to full blown fall produce and their boxes are epic these days! However, that means for us that every cherry tomato will get consumed-even if I have to sun dry them all. Eggplants and zucchini will all get blanched and packed into freezer bags for hearty soups this winter. And if I’m on top of it, I will continue to make more basil pesto to stash away for a snowy day when we’re craving the bright flavors of the summer season. At the rate I’m going we may have to purchase yet another chest freezer!

This coming weekend we will continue to till more areas of the farm and sow winter cover crops. I’m also planning on a big dinner with some good friends that we haven’t seen in months (even though they live 3 miles away!) because we finally have more time to relax and catch up with our peeps. I have a feeling It’s going to be a glorious Fall around here filled with great food, friends that we have missed all summer, and plenty of tasty beer. Happy Friday from Tumbleweed!

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10 thoughts on “Fridays At The Farm

  1. Jill B says:

    Life is good. Thanks for sharing yours! 🙂

    1. Candy says:

      Whenever i tune into your website i find the best surprises… Thank you for the novel cooking ideas and photos to boot!

  2. Ms. Becky says:

    Glad your days are winding down somewhat. You deserve those extra moments in the morning to enjoy your coffee. Have a joyful weekend.

  3. Kim says:

    Can’t get enough of your pics I look at them several times! Henry couldn’t be more handsome, we love our chocolate lab she’s the best in the land! Have a great weekend with good food, friends and fall colors!!

  4. Patti says:

    I live in Japan, but I love seeing all your wonderful produce. We have a lot of good produce but I do miss a lot you can get in the US.

  5. Bobbi says:

    Love the weekly review. I totally get the pesto thing, made a few batches myself this week.
    Happy weekend, happy Autumn. Enjoy

  6. Kristina says:

    What a cool post! I know nothing about farming and enjoy seeing what you guys do. Thanks for sharing! And feeding us all! 🙂

  7. Lena says:

    I think you really captured the wonderful atmosphere of this very moment of the season!
    Thank you, I enjoy reading your “farm moments”!

  8. Your description of fall mornings sounds so serene – sipping coffee quietly together, waiting for the sun to rise. It’s a really lovely image and I’m going to take it with me this morning as I sit at my cubicle!

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