It has definitely been a while since we posted any musings here. For those of you eager to get updates about the happenings on the farm, we apologize for letting this slip and will endeavor to mend our ways. At the tail end of this past winter we launched our website and said to ourselves with great confidence that we would make regular updates to our blog. But, alas, things “go oft awry.” No matter how straightforward, predictable and manageable something can seem, life has its ways of derailing those plans.
Growing vegetables in Vermont can sometimes be a frequent reminder of that fact. And this season so far has definitely thrown its share of curveballs. A spring of record breaking rainfall has given way to a summer peppered with all manner of extreme weather; record temperatures, sweltering humidity, torrential downpours, and even a few extended dry spells that left us with some very thirsty plants. Thankfully, one great advantage to growing a wide variety of vegetables is that no matter what Mother Nature offers there is always something that flourishes. The heavy rains and overcast skies in the earliest parts of the season have yielded bumper crops of broccoli, lettuces and potatoes. Last weeks sultry heatwave helped to push along the sweet potatoes, melons and corn. In fact the popcorn is now taller than we have ever seen it!
With plenty of time left in the growing season we’re certain we’ll get a few more surprises along the way. But we’re even more certain that it will continue to be another wonderful season of doing what we love.