It is hard to believe it is the middle of September already. Wasn’t it just Labor Day? Now, the Autumnal Equinox is just about here, and with its arrival, the light will rapidly fade. We will begin our nesting tendencies, cuddle up with hot soup, and await the return of the light at the Winter Solstice in December.
Until then, there is much to do at the farm. We are still spending most of our days harvesting and weeding. Once the cool weather really sets in (this Friday, it may go down to the thirties!), the tomatoes and peppers will come to a grinding halt. They do not like cold nights and will stop producing. That will free us to begin putting the farm to bed for the season—we will cover crop, mulch, harvest root vegetables, and plant garlic, all while enjoying the dry, fall air.
Please come to finish up your work hours in the coming weeks. We have potato harvesting and garlic planting and mulching on the schedule for the remainder of September and October. We need all hands on deck for these activities, as it goes much faster, and is even fun, with loads of people. As always, we would love it if you packed a sandwich and stayed to have lunch with us! The Fall Festival is on Saturday, September 27. Please come to do work hours in the morning—we will harvest potatoes (the ones from the picture, that you planted this spring)—and then stay for our potluck lunch at noon. We will have music and fun for all!
See you at the farm,