May is an intensive planting time on a vegetable farm, and Landon and I are grateful to be on schedule (well, mostly). Over the last few weeks, okra, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet corn, string beans, and, of course, tomatoes all moved into their permanent residences in the fields. The eggplants, peppers, and kabocha squash aren’t far behind.
While the start of this season has been heavy on the hiccups, we’re relieved to see the fields filling up with healthy transplants. Plus, the barn swallows will soon hatch their babies and teach them how to fly, and that always makes us happy.