Last week we had scorching hot 90-degree temperatures, so hot we had to put up a pop tent to provide some shade and a bit of relief from the blazing sun as we removed the tops off all the onions we had drying in the greenhouse. They’re all bagged and ready to store. Today will not even make it above 58 and we’ve had a light drizzle of rain continuously since early morning. It certainly feels as if fall has arrived.
We’re harvesting the last of the cherry tomatoes in the greenhouses this week. Bob’s almost finished with seeding the cover crop for winter and I was able to get 40 quarts of tomatoes canned over the weekend.
Never a dull moment here on Katchkie Farm, from building a Sukkah to use for celebrating the Jewish festival of Sukkot, hosting the Farm to Table dinners, chefs & politicians, to joining in with our crew in celebration of their children’s baptism’s, complete with preparing and roasting goat in the ground like they do back home and colorful piñatas for the kids. This weekend the air was filled with the cheerful sounds of children laughing and playing along with music from the fiesta drifting across the fields of the farm.
This farm is unique and ever changing, as are the seasons. With the arrival of autumn and the holidays right behind, we wish you all peace, happiness, and most of all the enjoyment of good food.