Monday, August 25, 2014

Susan planted a row of Quinoa.  Near it is a related plant called Lamb's Quarter.  Both have produced lots of seeds.  We are wondering if they are hybrids and if they are edible and viable seeds.


Quinoa with Lamb's Quarter in background

Lamb's Quarter with Quinoa in foreground

Quinoa (left) and Lamb's Quarter (right)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The first farm stand customers of the day!

It is unusual for us to get rain this time of year, but we got 1.36" yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In past years, we have irrigated the alfalfa field and attempted to get a third cutting.  This year, we shut off our irrigation for the field on July 15 to support the Little Creek stream for the fish.  We are financially compensated by The Freshwater Trust in the manner of an in-stream lease.

So, the field has not gotten any water except for rain for more than a month.  Our weather station says that was 0.46".  The alfalfa has started to re-grow and looks pretty good.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Harvesting the second cutting of alfalfa has begun.  It has been cut and mostly baled.  Picking up and delivering the bales will probably happen next week.