Farm Journal- August
We are now half way through our season. The lack of rain has browned the grass and parched the soil so it already looks more like September.
We are pleased that our berries are selling so well at Hart Farm*, nearly 100 pints a day! Hope you have been over there to pick some up in place of picking them yourselves. * Our blueberries are no longer available @ Hart Farm as of 8/22.
Since we have been working from home ourselves we've had more time out in the field on a daily basis. But there's work to be done out there too. There are plenty of weeds to attend to this year and we have been irrigating every other day as well. Have to say that our home garden is looking better than it has in years!
The farm seems to have become even more of a bird sanctuary this summer- birds of every variety flocking overhead, alighting here and there, calling to one another. We've never seen so many happy birds in one place before. Guess the word is out that there are no nets this year. We've been surprised that they have not noticeably damaged the berries in search of sustenance and hydration. Maybe there are net-less summers in their/our future.
Ah, the solace of open space... the beauty of the farm in summer brings us a sense of comfort we are so grateful for during these difficult times.