Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here's our little buddy Sparky enjoying one of his favorite repasts....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cantaloupe crown pick is upon us!

Gotta go crash into my bed soon, must get up early while dew is still on the melons to pick them and pack them in before they get even 1 degree warmer. It's the crown pick, I'm predicting better than 4 wheel-barrow loads. Sizes are running A-1 to freakin' huge! And just standing over a bag of these things is like intoxicating.

And on that note I'll tottle off to dream land.

Sweet & fragrant !

I'm just astounded by how many large cantaloupe are coming out of the field. Their fragrance fills the stand & even seems to billow a ways out into the breeze where I sit in the shade.

Still a steady trickle of our regular customers finding their way to our new/old location & here's one now!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer sales & fun

Cantaloupe continue to come on strong. Saw one of our good regular customers, Randy, at the post office & told him where our new/old location was. He showed up shortly before closing & picked up some corn and 'maters.

GPID sent out the ditchwalker yesterday & hooray! today the water is full and deep. Now it will be interesting to see if we can keep any water into the week. In the meantime, the extra power service is really paying off. We've been able to run a big sprinkler across the top cornfield in just 2 passes. Really soaked the fields too.

Hope these fine summer days are delivering a harvest of fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sweet, sweet melons

Can hardly believe how great the cantaloupe crop is turning out to be. Glowing feedback from everyone who has taken one home & the crown pick is still to come in. Now if the water stress just won't squelch the late season fruit set we'll all be happier. Corn is coming in really nice too, just picked the 1st of the "Incredible" type, a little young but so tender and sweet.

Gotta go now and pick a few more mickey-lee watermelon, sure don't wanna run out.

Y'all have a fun day.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Corn harvest begins

Nice bit of corn coming in, and the cantaloupe are so sweet. Wow! was the stand busy today, the melons sold like crazy.

Lots of familiar faces coming in all day, "rediscovering" us back at our old address in our new location in the same building we used to have down the road. A few new people have also been brought in from our web presence. Which I find very cool, thank you much!

Work will be intense this week as we lean into the beginning harvest-avalanche so posting will be sparse and sporadic.

Here's a heartful of peace for everybody :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet and pretty

Yummy plums

Morning chicken cackles

I keep forgetting about the eggs. We are now carrying eggs from my sister-in-laws chickens. Finest quality, these chickens are fed the surplus from our garden so they eat as well as we do. Supply is limited so get here early.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Green beans!

Green bean harvest has begun. Only 5 to 10 pounds a day are becoming available now but we anticipate a much larger harvest as water and labor allow us to increase.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Summer vicissitudes

Whew! what a long, hot day. A little business at the stand, mostly our regular regulars. Now enjoying a banana popsicle while waiting for the delicious smelling B.E.L.T.s mom is making. Today is our last full irrigation day, hope to have the last field finished by midnight. Electricity coming on Tuesday will make watering easier, I might even get a full night's sleep next week!

Have fun & stay alert.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Dad's summer job

Here you see dad, my brother & I moving the new power pole for the additional irrigation pump. And the resulting green tag (hooray!)  This was a very stressful job for dad, so glad it's over.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Opening day

We will be opening tomorrow, Wed. August 3rd around 10am. I say around because we'll be around before that :) Cukes, zukes, sweet onions & red taters along with a few other goodies will be in supply.

Sorry I haven't posted more frequently but I'm doing most of the garden work by myself this year due to dad being busy with other stuff & chemo, so I haven't had much time to blog. Add to that the new website for Savage Creek Farm I've been working on & you get the picture. Speaking of pics I'll have a few new up shortly.

Lookin' forward to seeing you all down at the stand. Have fun and stay alert.