Our ninth and final veggie box delivery goes out next week to all of our wonderful and loyal home delivery customers. It’s been an unusually dry season, followed by occasional bouts of torrential rains. Tomatoes are ripening, squash has grown and we are waiting on corn and the final digging of our potatoes.
We accomplished huge projects down at The Ponds this summer, building bridges, getting our sheds set up and our second crop of organic red clover hay harvested. Stinky Darrel the Fainting Goat now has four ladies to play with. Mr. Herriot, our Muscovy drake, is puzzled that his own four hens, the Misses Pumphreys, are all busy nesting. Five of his progeny are flourishing, are have grown into fine young ducks. Alas, the evil mink is still wreaking havoc in our henhouse and we are down to one, last, lonely chicken out of twenty.
Honey harvesting takes place soon just in time for Rosh Hashanah. Look for us at Prescott Farmers Market Aug. 25 with fresh produce and honey products.