News from the Farm
This past week we stepped back and looked around and realized it was finally summer. The temps increased, those afternoon breezes started kicking up, and holy moly, the flowers began to bloom everywhere. While the temperatures weren’t crazy hot last week (does anyone remember last year at this time: fires everywhere, triple digits!!), it was a great reminder for us of what was coming, how to adapt our bodies to working outside in the heat, and what happens to all the plants and animals under our care as the summer well and truly becomes summer.
We took the walls down on the deck so we all have a comfortable place to sit in the shade and meet, rest, or eat. This is also nice for our brunch guests!
We made sure the irrigation timers were working and set correctly in the hoops, tomato houses, 2-acre, and the landscaping around the Farm Store.
We opened the walls up on all the hoops to maximize air flow.
We started getting back into the habit of spraying down the pigs in the middle of the day so they could enjoy the mud and cool down.
We found our long sleeve shirts and wide brimmed hats, salt pills, and camelbacks.
We reacquainted ourselves with the pond for soaks mid day and after work.
Generally, we remembered and rebuilt the habits that will sustain us through the long hot days ahead! Sunday and Monday will be a test of these habits and we are already looking forward to the coolness of Tuesday and Wednesday. (Although when you are weeding in the hoop houses, 80 degrees still feels way too hot!)